Pilot Escapes Injuries After Landing Disabled Plane
No injuries were reported to a pilot who made a difficult landing Wednesday afternoon at the Claremont Airport. Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron said a call was intercepted through radio traffic, stating the plane’s landing gear would not lower.
The Claremont Fire Department responded to the airport with two engines, a utility truck with foam, and a command car. After the pilot exhausted all remedies, he landed the plane with the nose gear down and locked. The plane came down and skidded to a halt, resting on its fuselage and left wing tip. The pilot exited the plane without assistance or injuries.
A small gas leak was controlled and cleaned up by firefighters.
Fire department personnel lifted the plane using air bags, and placed it on dollies. The plane was towed to a hanger, where federal and state authorities will examine it tomorrow.
John Wilson, who was returning to Lebanon from Nashua, piloted the plane.
Newport NH Man Arrested for Theft
A Newport man was arrested after an alert citizen notified police of a suspicious person. Ryan Gobin was arrested on Wednesday for theft and possession of stolen property. Newport police said they received several calls during the night of May 2nd and the early morning hours of May 3rd, of items being taken from vehicles in the area of Woodland Ave, and Maple, Laurel, and South Streets. Officers responded to Unity Road just after 2:30 AM for a call of a suspicious person near the golf course on Unity Road. Officers located Gobin, who had the alleged stolen items in his possession.
Several items were recovered, and others items were located on separate properties. The Newport Police Department is asking anyone who believes they may be a victim of these thefts, or has found potentially stolen items related to this case, to call the police department at 863-3232.
The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are expected. Gobin was released on 3,000 dollars personal recognizance bail, and will appear at Newport District Court on July 25th to answer the charges.
DHMC Seeks Feedback On Flu Clinics
DHMC is Seeking feedback on Flu Vaccine Clinics. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is trying to improve their influenza vaccination clinics for the general public. They request public input to identify areas of improvement, even for those who did not receive the vaccine. The optional survey takes approximately one to two minutes to complete, and all responses are anonymous. Click here for questionnaire https://redcap.hitchcock.org/redcap/surveys/?s=WYJCT8RJLF For those with questions, please contact the project leader, Kathleen Stewart, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilmot Fire Being Investigate As Crime
The Wilmot Police and Fire Departments, along with the New Hampshire Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating Monday’s fire at 543 Route 4-A in Wilmot. The fire destroyed the building, and sent one person to the hospital with serious injuries.
Fire Marshal J. William Degnan is urging anyone with information on the fire, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to come forward and assist in solving the crime. If you have information regarding this incident, contact Investigator Adam Fanjoy at 603-223-4317, email email@example.com, or call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-400-3526.