Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Cessna 172D Skyhawk, N2436U: Incident occurred May 31, 2016 in Weston, Aroostook County, Maine

Kathryn's Report:

Date: 31-MAY-16
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N2436U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Ferry
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65
State: Maine


WESTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- State police say a small plane crashed into Brackett Lake Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say Greg Lizotte of Houlton was flying the Cessna 172D Skyhawk when the plane began to lose power. Lizotte made an emergency landing in the lake.

According to police, Lizotte was able to get out of the plane safely and swim to shore.

The Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and Maine Department of Environmental Protection are all investigating and preparing to remove the plane from the lake.

According to officials, the plane's owner is listed as Carol Warren of New Hampshire.

Story and video:

At around 4:30PM Tuesday the State Police were called to a plane crash which was believed to be in East Grand Lake off the Little River Cove Road. 

Trooper Nick Casavant responded along with several Maine Game Wardens. 

The plane crash was soon located in Brackett Lake off Moody Lane in Weston.

The subsequent investigation determined that 64 year old Terry Beals and 58 year old Greg Lizotte both of Houlton flew to Princeton to pick up a second plane and return it to Houlton. 

Greg Lizotte was flying the 1965 Cessna 172 plane alone when he began to lose power and was forced to make an emergency landing into Brackett Lake. 

Greg escaped the plane with only minor injuries and swam to shore. 

The plane is owned by Carol Warren of New Hampshire. 

The Federal Aviation Administration as well as the National Transportation Safety Board and Maine Department of Environmental Protection are all working jointly to investigate the crash and remove the submerged plane as soon as practical.


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