On October 9, 1994, at 1430 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172N, float plane, owned by Turner Aviation Company, Inc., and piloted by Robert Rose, was substantially damaged while landing on Lake Winnipesaukee, near Center Harbor, New Hampshire. The pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the flight operating under 14 CFR 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
In the NTSB 6120.1/2, the pilot stated that the flight had originated that day at 1130, from a sea plane base in Turner, Maine. He landed on Thompson Lake, Maine and changed passengers. He departed Thompson Lake and arrived at Lake Winnipesaukee about 1300. He then proceeded to give friends scenic rides around the lake. At the completion of the third ride he was returning to land on the lake.
The pilot further stated that during the first approach, he went around due to boat traffic in his landing area and established a second approach to land in the cove from north to south. The winds were from the southwest, "swirling and gusty." He used the southerly direction due to the narrowness of the cove. On final approach during the flare, with a right crosswind, a gust of wind caused the left wing to contact the water, which resulted in a left spin in the water.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector's report, the winds were reported to be "strong from the south with gusts over 20 knots."
The winds reports at an airport on the lake, 8 miles south of the accident site, were from 210 degrees at 12 knots, with gusts to 17.