Sept. 17, 2011

One person died when a Cessna 172 M crashed after circling the area three times. The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident to be the pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin and subsequent impact.

Sept. 14, 2003

Three people died and one was injured when a Cessna U206F floatplane ferrying passengers from Horseshoe Pond near Greenville executed an emergency landing and struck trees. The NTSB determined the probable cause to be improper fuel management by the pilot resulting in fuel starvation during the initial climb.

June 19, 1990

Two people died when a Piper PA-28-161 en route to Greenville from Beverly, Massachusetts, crashed about 7 miles southeast of the airport. The NTSB determined the probable cause to be the failure of the pilot to maintain the proper altitude while searching for the destination airport at night. Factors related to the accident were darkness, fog obscuring the airport lights, mountainous terrain and lack of visual perception at night.

Sept. 9, 1988

Three people died when a Cessna 182RG en route to Greenville from Lawrence, Massachusetts, crashed about 10 miles northeast of the airport. The NTSB determined the pilot disregarded a hazardous weather advisory and made improper weather evaluation, among other findings, and that he maintained inadequate altitude.

Oct. 15, 1986

One person died and one was injured when a Cessna 185 air taxi taking off from the Greenville Seaplane Base encountered gusting crosswinds during takeoff, crashed and sank. The NTSB found that weather conditions and inadequate preflight planning were contributing factors.

Sept. 10, 1977

One person died and one was injured when a Lake LA-4 en route to Greenville from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, crashed into trees while circling the airport. The NTSB determined the pilot misjudged the altitude and clearance.

May 11, 1973

Six people — two crew and four passengers — died when a Cessna 402B air taxi en route to Greenville from Concord, New Hampshire, crashed into trees during landing. The NTSB found that improper instrument flight rules operation combined with high obstructions in the terrain and a low ceiling were factors in the crash.

July 30, 1971

One person was killed and one was injured when a Grumman G-21A taking off from the Greenville airport experienced engine failure or malfunction during takeoff. The NTSB determined the probable cause to be the pilot’s lack of familiarity with the plane and fuel mismanagement.

Aug. 5, 1969

One person died and two were injured when a Cessna 180B air taxi en route to Greenville from Chesuncook stalled on final approach. The NTSB determined the pilot failed to maintain flying speed and the low ceiling and fog were factors in the crash.

Oct. 28, 1966

Two people died when a Cessna 180 had a hard landing on Harrington Lake. The NTSB determined the probable cause was an improper level off by the pilot.

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