A woman from Appleton was injured in an aviation accident in
Maine Sunday night.
According to officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s
Department, four people were injured when the small plane they were aboard
crashed into the ocean near Matinicus, an island located about 20 miles off the
coast of Rockland. Deputies say the Cessna 206 was 200 feet above the water and
banking into a turn when the engine failed. The pilot leveled the plane and
glided it down without power for a hard landing on the water, Penobscot Island
Air owner Kevin Waters said.
According to the accident report, Matinicus resident Evan
Murray and Abbie Read, of Appleton, were both injured in the crash and
transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Murray is listed in
satisfactory condition. No information on the nature or extent of Read’s
injuries was available. Another passenger, Karen Ford of Waterville, is listed
in serious condition at Central Maine Medical Center. The pilot, Rob Hoffman,
is recovering from minor injuries at home.
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, please
contact the Appleton aviation accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.