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No injuries after plane crash at Laconia airport

Staff report
September 23. 2018 10:16AM

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 FAA was alerted and the plane was towed away for further investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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