Plane Crash at Dexter Airport Sends Pilot to Hospital
UPDATE: Rodney Wright, of East Corinth, passed away from his injuries on Thursday afternoon.
A 78-year-old pilot was hospitalized after his plane crashed at Dexter Municipal Airport.
The World War I replica plane, piloted by Rodney Wright of East Corinth, ended up on its roof Wednesday afternoon. Airport officials told WABI-TV that Wright was taxiing in the plane and wasn't planning on flying, but may have caught a strong gust of air which flipped the plane over. A LifeFlight helicopter was called in, and Wright was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.