Two Maine Men Killed as Plane Crashes into Woods Wednesday Afternoon
A small plane went down in the woods near Route 1 in Southern Maine yesterday afternoon around 2 pm.
WGME 13 is reporting that a single-engine plane went down near Portland Road and Sam's Road Wednesday. The plane crashed into the woods killing both souls on board.
The pilot, 81-year-old Eldon Morrison of Yarmouth, and his passenger, 55-year-old Paul Koziell of Scarborough, were reportedly both killed instantly.
Officials tell WGME that the single-engine plane, which is owned by a company called CPM Construction, had flown successfully from Biddeford to Presque Isle Wednesday morning. The plane crashed on its way back into Biddeford from Presque Isle on Wednesday afternoon.
The crash happened in a remote section of woods in Southern Maine making it very difficult for area first responders to get to the crashed airplane.
Arundel Fire Captain, Nathan Howe, told WGME 13,
“It was approximately 600-800 feet in from the woods. It was pretty treacherous terrain. It was difficult to get hose lines in there.”