Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cessna 421C Golden Eagle, N421RX, Aroostook Medical Center: Incident occurred November 22, 2017 at Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle (KPQI), Aroostook County, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft landed short of the runway and slide onto the taxiway.

Fresh Air LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N421RX

Date: 22-NOV-17
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N421RX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C421
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PRESQUE ISLE
State: MAINE

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine ( NEWS CENTER)— Federal authorities are looking into a crash landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle.

According to Karen Gonya with the Aroostook County Medical Center, just after 6:50 Wednesday evening, a fixed-wing aircraft that was carrying a patient as well as a paramedic and nurse from the Crown Critical Care Transport team crash-landed at the south end of the airport.

Gonya said, The plane is owned and operated by Fresh Air, LLC and is one of two planes contracted by the Aroostook Medical Center to transport patients in need of care in a tertiary care hospital, such as the ones in Bangor and Portland.

Early reports indicate that the plane experienced an engine fire after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport when it lost power and landed short of the runway.  The patient, the Crown Critical Care transport crew and the pilot were all transported to TAMC’s emergency department where they are being evaluated, said Gonya.  

TAMC President Greg LaFrancois, said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those involved. I want to thank the first responders who were so quick to action to get these individuals to safety.  Our own Crown ambulance crew members, as well as crew from the Presque Isle Fire Department ambulance service were both incredible tonight.”

Gonya says federal authorities will continue to investigate the incident. 

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.wcsh6.com

A medical transport plane carrying a patient, a paramedic, a nurse and the pilot crash landed at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle Wednesday.

The aircraft, owned and operated by Fresh Air LLC is leased by the Aroostook Medical Center, to transport patients to higher levels of care at different hospitals.

According to a release issued by the hospital the aircraft’s engine caught fire on takeoff and as the pilot attempted to return and land the plane it crashed short of the runway.

All four people on board including the patient, transport crew and the pilot, were injured and were being evaluated at the hospital, according to the release from medical center President Greg LaFrancois. No patient conditions were released by the hospital.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved,” LaFrancois said in a prepared statement. “I want to thank the first responders who were so quick to action to get these individuals to safety.”

Ambulances from Crown Ambulance and the Presque Isle Fire Department responded to the crash.

The crash is under investigation by federal aviation authorities.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.pressherald.com

PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - A plane slid off the runway at the Presque Isle Airport Wednesday night.


According to TAMC, just after 6:50 this evening, a fixed-wing aircraft that was carrying a patient as well as a paramedic and nurse from the Crown Critical Care Transport team crash landed at the south end of the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. 


The plane is owned and operated by Fresh Air, LLC and is one of two contracted by The Aroostook Medical Center to transport patients in need of care in a tertiary care hospital, such as the ones in Bangor and Portland.


Early reports indicate that the plane experienced an engine fire after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport when it lost power and landed short of the runway. 


The patient, the Crown Critical Care transport crew and the pilot were all transported to TAMC’s emergency department where they are being evaluated.


"The plane was a twin-engine Cessna, it crashed off the east side of taxiway alpha on airport grounds.


Luckily there was four souls on board, there was minor injuries.


It was a medevac plane that was taking a patient down to another hospital. 


Everyone is being treating right now and seem to be okay," said Presque Isle Deputy Fire Chief Adam Rider.


Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wagmtv.com

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