- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

NEW DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Officials say a float plane flipped over and landed upside down on Merrymeeting Lake in New Hampshire.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna C180 flipped over around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in New Durham. The pilot, Mike Hoffman, was alone in the plane and wasn’t injured.

Authorities say Hoffman lost control of the plane during the landing. It went sideways and landed upside down in the lake, trapping Hoffman inside. He was able to release his seatbelt and escape.

The plane was towed to shore. Officials say there was no leakage from the aircraft.

The incident is under investigation.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide