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Owls Head plane crash
  • Published
    November 20, 2012

    Officials continue probe of fatal plane crash

    The investigation of the plane crash that killed three young men at the Knox County Regional Airport Nov. 16 could take between 12 to 18 months to complete, an aviation official in Washington, D.C., said Monday. Eric Weiss, a public relations specialist with the National Transportation Safety Board, the agency in charge of the investigation, said that although research could take up to 18 months, "generally there ...

  • Published
    November 18, 2012

    UMaine student killed in plane crash lived at Spear Farm in Nobleboro

    Bob Spear, his family and employees at his farm are mourning the loss of the exchange student who lived with them for six years and was killed Nov. 16 in a plane crash at Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head. Marcelo Rugini, 24, was one of three killed in the plane crash Friday. Originally from Muliterno, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, he came to the farm as an exchange student and gained a full scholarship to ...

  • Published
    November 18, 2012

    Two UMaine students and an alumnus reported killed in Friday plane crash

    Two University of Maine students and a 2011 alumnus were reported killed in a crash of a single-engine plane Nov. 16 at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head. All three were members of the UMaine chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, according to fraternity members. The Knox County Sheriff's Department, which is leading the investigation, says DNA test results to officially confirm the identities of the victims ...

  • Published
    November 17, 2012

    Police release name of truck driver in Owls Head runway crash

    "At this time the Knox County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the plane crash at the Knox County Regional Airport," Chief Deputy Tim Carroll wrote Nov. 17 in an email to local press. "It has been a day-long event trying to properly identify the victims of the crash. Working with family and friends of the deceased of possible people involved is ongoing at this time. Working with the State of ...

  • Published
    November 17, 2012

    Owls Head girl saw plane with no lights shortly before crash

    Brijonna Rockett, 11, of Owls Head called her mom on her cell phone to say something was going on and she was scared after seeing a plane "bouncing around" above the treeline with no lights Nov. 16. Rockett said she was walking up Ash Point Drive with her dog and a flashlight, handing out fliers for a school play when she noticed a plane with no lights. Rockett, who has taken local flights to the islands, thought ...

  • Published
    November 17, 2012

    Helicopter used to access plane crash scene

    A Maine Forest Service helicopter was used to access the scene in the Owls Head woods where three people died Nov. 16 in the crash of a small plane near the Knox County Regional Airport. Airport and local airline officials and the Knox County Sheriff's Office assisted the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the cause of the crash. The State Fire Marshal's office had also deployed its Mobile ...

  • Published
    November 17, 2012

    Three die in plane crash at Knox County Regional Airport

    Three people, who remain unidentified, died when a Cessna 172 single-engine plane crashed in Owls Head as it was taking off from Knox County Regional Airport at 4:44 p.m. Nov. 16, according to Airport Manager Jeff Northgraves. Northgraves said the plane collided with a pickup truck driven by another pilot that crossed the runway as the 4-seat Cessna began its take-off. The driver of the truck was not injured, ...

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