Minor Injuries After Plane Crash in Maine

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed that two people only suffered minor injuries when a single-engine plane crashed into Moosehead Lake, Maine.

The plane, a four-seat Cessna 185, was attempting to land on the lake, but it crashed and submerged in about 20 feet of water, McCausland said.  Pilot Thomas Coleman of West Forks was treated and released on scene while passenger Ashli Goodenow, of Portland was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter with a minor head injury.

Doc Bowie of EMS director for Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital said that an ambulance was dispatched to the lake and requested LifeFlight as a precaution. He said that after the pontoons broke off, the plane rolled over and sank.

“The Federal Aviation Administration will be coming in to investigate,” McCausland said.

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