Saturday, September 22, 2018

Piper PA-28-161, N116ND: Accident occurred September 22, 2018 at Laconia Municipal Airport (KLCI), Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft landed in the grass.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N116ND

Date: 22-SEP-18
Time: 20:52:00Z
Regis#: N116ND
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LACONIA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

GILFORD, N.H. —  Nobody was injured when a plane crash-landed at Laconia Municipal Airport on Saturday, officials said.

The pilot of the small plane was trying to land about 4:15 p.m. when he encountered trouble and ended up landing in the grass next to the runway, Gilford fire officials said in a press release. The plane struck signs and marker lights before coming to a rest.

The plane sustained damage to its landing gear. The pilot was the only person aboard, and he was not injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to investigate the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wmur.com

LACONIA — A single-engine plane crashed in Laconia Saturday after a pilot had trouble with his landing gear. No injuries were reported.

The crash was reported around 4:15 p.m., Capt. Richard J. Andrews of the Gilford Fire Department said in a release.

An unidentified pilot had a mechanical issue while trying to land at the Laconia Municipal Airport and put the plane down in the grass next to the runway, the release stated.

The plane struck several marker lights and signs and then came to a stop about 30 feet off the runway.

Gilford police discovered damage to the plane’s landing gear but no fuel leaks and the pilot — the plane’s only passenger — was able to walk away unharmed, according to the release.

Emergency personnel from Laconia, Belmont, Alton and Meredith also responded.

The Federal Aviation Administration was alerted and the plane was towed away for further investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.unionleader.com

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