MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) – Officials say high winds may have been the cause of a helicopter crash in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee.

All four people aboard the chopper escaped injury when it fell into the water while approaching a landing pad on Pine Island off Meredith shortly before noon Monday.

Pilot Glenn Tonnesen, a doctor from Falls Church, Va., and his three passengers made it safely to shore.

The New Hampshire Marine Patrol said arrangements were being made to recover the helicopter, which sank in about 10 feet of water.

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