Pilot escapes injury after crashing plane at NH airport
NASHUA — A pilot was uninjured after crashing his plane on the runway at the Nashua Airport Tuesday.
Nashua Fire and Rescue said they responded to the airport around 9:10 a.m. for a reported single plane crash.
Upon arrival, they found a four-seat Cessna 180 aircraft leaning on its left side on a grassy area off the runway.
Officials said the single occupant had self-evacuated and reported no injuries.
A small fuel leak was quickly contained, and power to the aircraft was shut down to prevent possible fire ignition.
Officials said the pilot reported a landing gear failure as he was attempting to land and that the left side landing gear buckled upon touchdown, causing the aircraft to veer off the right side of the runway into a grass field.
The aircraft sustained damage to the left wing and landing gear and was moved to an on-site hangar.
The airport was closed until the plane was cleared by FAA to be removed from the runway.
The incident is currently under investigation by the FAA.