Plane Crash UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

State Police say a man from the Town of Franklin died and his young daughter was injured when the two-seat, ultra-light plane he was piloting crashed a short distance from shore in Franklin Tuesday night. Dead is 52 year old Kenneth Tracy. His daughter, 8 year old McKenzie Tracy, survived the crash and is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Nearby residents immediately went to assist the plane’s occupants after it hit the water in Taunton Bay, about 200 yards off Dwelley Point. The crash was reported at 7:27 PM. CPR was administered to both father and daughter after they had been removed from the wreckage, who only the daughter was revived. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are expected in Franklin today to begin attempting to determine why the plane went down. The Maine Marine Patrol and State Police this morning removed the plane from the water at high tide. The plane had taken off from an airstrip in Eastbrook where Tracy kept the plane in a hanger. In addition to state troopers and officers from the Maine Marine Patrol, deputies from Hancock County and Franklin firefighters went to the crash site Tuesday night.


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