OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) – The Knox County Sheriff says three people have died in a small plane crash near the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head. Emergency workers were on the scene Friday evening, about 200 to 300 yards from one of the runways. John Newcomb, president of Down East Air, said flames were shooting 10 to 20 feet high when he arrived and that others tried unsuccessfully to pull one of the occupants from the burning aircraft, which was consumed by flames. Airport manager Jeff Northgraves said the Cessna 172 crashed after taking off at 5 p.m. It’s unknown who was aboard the airplane, which had seating for four. Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said three people were killed, and officials were checking the woods to make sure all victims were accounted for.