Coast Guard responds to plane crash south of Owl’s Head, Maine

BOSTON- The Coast Guard and several local agencies responded to a plane crash today with one person aboard south of Owl’s Head, Maine.

Around 10:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Northern New England received a phone call from Knox County Dispatch reporting a downed Piper aircraft near Crescent Beach.

The Coast Guard responded with 25-foot and 47-foot boat crews from Station Rockland. A Hercules fixed-wing aircrew from Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine conducted a fly over of the crash site.

The area where the plane went down was very shallow and Coast Guard boat crews were unable to access the plane in the three-foot water.

Local agencies assisting with the case include Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol and local fire and rescue crews.

“In cases like this we depend on our local partners and their resources for assistance,” said Lt. Lisa Tinker, the command duty officer at Sector Northern New England. “The Maine Marine Patrol crews were able to navigate the shallow depths to access the downed aircraft.”

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