Plane that slid off runway owned by Plainville man

Published on Monday, 11 February 2019 20:35


Alton Bay, N.H. - A single-engine airplane that was damaged when it slid off a runway and struck a snow bank over the weekend is registered to a Plainville man.

The accident was reported Sunday, at about 11:45 a.m., when the fixed-wing Piper aircraft landed at the Alton Bay Seaplane Base and slid into a snow bank off the frozen airstrip.

No injuries were reported but the plane’s nose gear and propeller were damaged from the collision.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane is registered to Plainville resident David King. The FAA’s database also said the plane’s engine - model IO-360 - was manufactured by Lycoming Engines - which is based in Pennsylvania.

The plane had been coming from Connecticut before making a landing in Alton Bay. Although the weather conditions were considered fair, there was snow and ice on the runway.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Monday, 11 February 2019 20:35. Updated: Monday, 11 February 2019 20:38.