Plane Crash Update

Updated 6 years ago

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says a Colorado woman who died in a plane crash in February first appeared to be confused before her plane went down in West Gardiner. After taking off from the Augusta State Airport during an ice storm. According to the report the pilot was having problems with an instrument panel indicator and didn’t know where she was turning shortly before the crash. Killing 45-year-old Jeanette Symons of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and her 10-year-old son. Symon’s was the co-founder of Ascend Communications and also founded a company called Industrious Kid which creates online products for children. The report also says Symons exhibited behavior before takeoff suggesting she may have been confused about her surroundings.


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