An Appleton woman and two other people were injured in an
aviation accident Monday.
According to officials with the Matinicus Island Police
Department, a five-person Cessna 206 went down shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Police
say the aircraft apparently took off from the island’s dirt airstrip, climbed
about 200 feet, then developed engine trouble and lost power. The plane crashed
a few hundred feet offshore.
The aviation accident is under investigation by the Knox
County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Coast Guard, the Maine Marine Patrol,
Maine State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National
Transportation Safety Board.
The three passengers, 56 year-old Appleton-resident Abagail
Read, 47 year-old Manticus-resident Eva Murray, and 69 year-old Robert Hoffman,
of Rangeley, were transported to an area hospital for treatment. No information
on the nature or extent of their injuries was immediately available.
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, please
contact the Appleton Aviation Accident Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.