Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Van's RV-6, N642LT: Accident occurred February 24, 2021 at Hampton Airfield (7B3), Rockingham County, New Hampshire

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine 

Location: North Hampton, NH 
Accident Number: ERA21LA136
Date & Time: February 24, 2021, 09:46 Local
Registration: N642LT
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N642LT
Model/Series: RV6 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PSM, 100 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Warehouse Point, CT (7B6)
Destination: North Hampton, NH

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.961567,-70.830254 (est)

HAMPTON, New Hampshire (WHDH) - Two people were injured after a small plane veered off a runway and overturned in New Hampshire on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews responding to a report of a plane crash at the Hampton Airfield on Lafayette Road in North Hampton around 9:30 a.m. found a Van's RV-6 resting upside down in the snow-covered median between the taxiway and runway, according to police.

The pilot, 70-year-old Robert Turcotte, of Broad Brook, Connecticut, and his passenger, 68-year-old William Kulle, of Springfield, Massachusetts, suffered minor injuries and were evaluated at the scene.

Police say the plane had departed Skylark Airport in East Windsor, Connecticut, around 8:30 a.m. before crashing at Hampton Airfield.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation are investigating the cause of the crash.


  1. Loss of directional control on the roll out with crusty snow banks and ground cover has this predictable result. Glad all are OK!

  2. a tail dragger encountering strong crosswinds.
    Hampton Airfield 7B3 - KNHNORTH9
    Runway 2/20 Dimensions: 2105 x 121 ft. / 642 x 37 m
    9:15 AM 42.2 F WNW 13.0 mph gusting 17.0 mph 29.97 in
    9:30 AM 42.5 F WNW 15.0 mph 17.0 mph 29.97 in
    9:45 AM 43.2 F WNW 6.0 mph 17.0 mph 29.96 in