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Old 02-09-2019, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Alton Bay Ice Runway

Wanted to head over to Alton bay, anyone know if people are flying today?
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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Yes too windy for small planes on an ice runway.

The runway status (open or closed) can be checked here:
https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/

Enter the airport number which is B18

NOTAMs are notices to airmen.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:56 AM   #4
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Default Alton Runway

I looked on their facebook page and they are open today. No snow on runway and very smooth ice. They recommend ice cleats to walk on, it's that slippery.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
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A plane just crashed on the runway due to a problem with the landing gear. Thankfully there were no injuries.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:56 PM   #6
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Is there a restaurant with a good view of the airstrip?
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:40 PM   #7
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Shibley's. Limited winter hours:

http://www.shibleysatthepier.com/
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:40 PM   #8
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A plane just crashed on the runway due to a problem with the landing gear. Thankfully there were no injuries.
The Piper aircraft landed on runway 19 with a tailwind, and was unable to slow down and ran out of runway. Went through a snow bank at the end of the runway which tore off the nose gear, which resulted in the prop being damaged. Pilot and two passengers goit out of the aircraft almost immediately and reportedly no injuries (thank goodness).

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Landed with a tailwind? Major no-no.
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Isn't there a windsock? Unicom?
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Isn't there a windsock? Unicom?
there is a windsock.
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Isn't there a windsock? Unicom?
Besides a windsock and a flag on the "floating bandstand ", the are some other flags in and around the bay.

No unicom, however a check on Laconia (LCI) weather or Rochester (Skyhaven) weather would have indicated that runway 01 would be the favored runway.

Unfortunately, the pilot had never landed here before and was probably not aware of the lack of braking on glare ice.

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Runway 19 is a bad choice anyway, very little chance for a late go-around given the obstacle clearance required.

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Driving thru the bay today I did not see the disabled plane. Anyone know how they were able to remove it so quickly? Dave? And how.
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video seen on WMUR ...video by Anne Morrell


https://www.wcvb.com/article/plane-s...unway/26290976
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Yes the plane was gone mid afternoon today. In past incidents the process was remove the wings (if possible) and transport on flatbed truck. With a prop strike that probably means engine removal and tare down then inspection. Maybe they can do that at Laconia. Good no injuries
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Yes the plane was gone mid afternoon today. In past incidents the process was remove the wings (if possible) and transport on flatbed truck. With a prop strike that probably means engine removal and tare down then inspection. Maybe they can do that at Laconia. Good no injuries
Wrong, the plane is still there parked in the F&G boat launch lot at the tip of the bay.
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