2 People Killed in a Small Plane Crash in Arundel
The FAA is investigating after a small plane crashed in Arundel on Wednesday.
Where Did the Plane Go Down?
Investigators with the York County Sheriff's Office went to the area of 1632 Portland Road just before 2 p.m. after reports of an explosion and fire. When they arrived, they found a small plane that had crashed. Fire crews said that the area was hard to access and so difficult to extinguish the flames. The plane went down within 5 miles of a small airport in Biddeford.
How Many People Were On the Plane?
Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to WGME-TV that there were two people on board the Beechcraft A36 when it crashed. Both the pilot, 81-year-old Eldon Morrison of Yarmouth, and his passenger, 55-year-old Paul Koziell of Scarborough, were killed on impact. Police say the plane is owned by CPM Construction and was traveling from Biddeford to Presque Isle when it went down.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.
We'll update this story as more details become available.