Plane Crash Claims Life of Mainer

Updated 5 years ago

A Millinocket native was killed when the plane he was flying crashed in California during the weekend.It happened Saturday morning north of Sacramento.F.A.A. officials say 53-year-old David Michaud was at the controls when the aircraft went down outside a private airport.The plane was engulfed in flames by the time rescue crews arrived.An airplane mechanic who was on board was also killed.Michaud was born and raised in Millinocket, but left the area in the mid 1970s after he finished school.Officials say Michaud and the mechanic had been working on the plane and decided to take it up when the crash happened.No word yet on what caused the plane to go down.


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