Coast Guard rescue crews respond to plane crash near Portland, ME.

BOSTON — Coast Guard rescue and local emergency crews responded to a single-engine plane that crashed at approximately 10:30 a.m. a few hundred yards south of Portland Head Lighthouse today.

The pilot was found by a surfer and was recovered by Sea Tow.

Coast Guard Station Portland launched a 25-foot response boat small. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

The pilot was transferred to local fire department for transport to medical treatment. The pilot’s condition is unknown.

“Filing a flight plan isn’t required, but it always helpful if an emergency happens,” said Tiffany N. Hayes, the operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. “When an accident happens, we can find you faster if we have that plan.

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