1 dead in small plane crash on Maine-Canada border

AP News
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 10:16 PM
1 dead in small plane crash on Maine-Canada border

Maine officials say one person was killed and another injured when a plane went down near the Canadian border during a snowstorm that dumped up to 2 feet on the region.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department said a Canadian search and rescue helicopter reached the site Monday night and airlifted the injured person to a hospital in Canada. Identities weren't immediately available.

Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service and Maine Emergency Management Agency coordinated the search after the plane's emergency responder activated after the pilot reported icing Monday afternoon.

McCausland says the four-seat Diamond DA-40 had left Halifax, Nova Scotia, earlier in the day en route to Quebec. He says it may have been returning when it went down in northwest Somerset County.