A float plane with five people aboard flipped onto its side and submergedSaturday while landing on Kezar Lake in Lovell, killing the 69-year-old pilot.
Four family members – two adults and two children – were transported to hospitals. The Maine Warden Service said one of the children, a 4-year-old, was flown out by helicopter.
The names of the four, and their conditions, were not immediately available.
The single-engine Cessna 206 was landing on the lake at about 10a.m. when it flipped over about 300 yards from the western shore, prompting boaters and cottage owners to rush to the scene. Warden Service spokesman Mark Latti quotes witnesses as saying that rescuers helped the survivors exit the plane but the pilot was trapped inside when it went down.
Latti identified the pilot as Joe Solari, of Fryeburg.
The plane was towed to shore and was resting upside down between a float and a dock on the western shore of the 2,500-acre lake, which has been frequented by such celebrities as Stephen King and the late Rudy Vallee.
Holly Baker of the Federal Aviation Administration said an investigator was en route to the scene.