UPDATE: Two People Survive Plane Crash in Moosehead Lake

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 year ago

State Police say a couple escaped serious injury Saturday night when their plane crashed into Moosehead Lake.

A spokesperson for the State Police says the four seater, single engine plane went into the lake as it was attempting a water landing at around 7pm.

They say the plane was submerged in about 20 feet of water.

The pilot was 31-year-old Thomas Coleman of West Forks and his passenger was 24-year-old Ashli Goodenow of Portland.

Officials say Goodenow was Lifeflighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with what turned out to be a minor head injury.

The pilot also had minor injuries.

State Police and Game Wardens responded to where the plane crashed in the lake in Northeast Cove, which is in the northern section of the lake about a half mile off the coast of Northeast Carry.

The pilot told investigators that he was flying from Jackman to Northeast Carry.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. They will investigate the crash.

The spokesperson also says the Department of Environmental Protection was also notified to look into any fuel issues in or around the lake.

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