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Small plane crash lands at Nashua airport, no one injured

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NASHUA - No one was injured when a plane crashed Tuesday morning on the runway at the Nashua Airport. According to fire officials, there was a landing gear failure that caused a single, four-seat Cessna 180 aircraft to crash shortly after 9 a.m. (www.unionleader.com) More...

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imaraigump
The high-carbon spring steel of the Cessna 180-185 series main landing strut is incredibly strong. A preexisting crack or failure by corrosion is likely.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I agree... This gear has a reputation of taking a beating even when other parts cannot.
bbabis
bbabis 1
Probably an amphib in the past sold as never operated in salt water.
kmht
Keaton Evans 1
Also a lot of salt is used on the roads over here, that stuff does a number on everything whether it's on or off the roads.
biller55
scott Biller 1
This was a fender bender. The comment from manboi was correct. This story was a complete waste of time.
MANBOI
MANBOI 1
THAT was not a plane crash. You'll know one when you see it.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Agreed.... I would classify it as an Incident and a minor one at that. Certainly not news worthy.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
By looking at the pictures, there is no prop or fuselage damage... Was the engine even running! Only a wing tip damage due to gear collapse...
BSJ
Brian Johnson 1
The prop tip is, indeed, bent. Distinctly curved on the left hand side of the image!
bbabis
bbabis 1
Seeing as one blade is curled forward, it was under power as it hit. Since the other blade shows little damage either direction, there had to be sudden stoppage. More than likely engine mount/firewall damage also. $$$
Pilot can fly again. This is an insurance story.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I see that now... When I first looked at it I missed it..
Thebobit
WMUR (ABC9 Manchester, NH) a station not known for great reporting even stated, "Plane veers off runway at Nashua Airport."

"NASHUA, N.H. —

A plane skidded off the runway at the Nashua Airport Tuesday morning.

According to Nashua fire officials, at about 9:10 a.m., a four-seat Cessna 180 aircraft went off the runway onto a grassy area, leaning on its left side. ..."

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