Photo courtesy of knoxcountymaine.gov
OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a truck that was crossing a Maine airport runway when it was struck by a small plane was there to pick up a pilot who had parked another plane in a hangar.
The plane spiraled out of control Friday at the Knox County Regional Airport and crashed into nearby woods, killing three. Knox County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tim Carroll said Saturday that the victims are one Mainer and two people from out of state. He says authorities are working to notify relatives before announcing the victims' names.
The right side of the plane hit the front of the truck before it crashed. Knox says the truck was authorized to be on the runway.
The bodies of the victims have been taken to Augusta by the state medical examiner.