Monday, February 11, 2019

Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III, N6256C: Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Alton Bay Seaplane Base (B18), Belknap County, New Hampshire

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

Rolled off the end of the runway, struck a snow bank causing nose gear to collapse and prop strike.


https://registry.faa.gov/N6256C

Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N6256C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALTON BAY
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE




ALTON — A single-engine plane was damaged Sunday after sliding off the ice runway and striking a snowbank on Alton Bay.

The pilot and two passengers on the plane were not injured in the rough landing at the frozen air strip around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, said Paul LaRochelle, ice runway manager at Alton Bay Seaplane Base.

“The snowbank was just hard enough that it broke the nose gear,” LaRochelle said.

The propeller was also damaged by the snowbank, LaRochelle said. The plane will remain grounded until repairs can be completed.

The Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III was coming from Connecticut and the pilot, who was unfamiliar with the air strip on Lake Winnipesaukee, may have been going too fast when he landed with a tailwind, LaRochelle said.

LaRochelle said the conditions Sunday morning were good overall, although there was no snow on the ice, which made landing a little more tricky than usual.

“Most of them come in and they have no issues whatsoever. This was someone who had never been here before,” LaRochelle said.

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

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