Three killed in plane crash in Greenville, Maine

  • Three killed in plane crash in Greenville, Maine

Three killed in plane crash in Greenville, Maine

The twin-propeller plane crashed shortly before noon at the Greenville Municipal Airport.

Police in ME say three people have died after a small plane that departed from Pembroke, Ont., and was headed for Prince Edward Island crashed near a small airport.

The Aerostar plane could seat up to six people but according to the FAA, the plane was only carrying the three people, including the pilot, who was killed at the time of the crash.

The plane left from Pembroke Airport, which is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Ottawa, near the provincial boundary of Ontario and Quebec.

Jeff Pomerleau, Greenville police chief, says his service received a call around 10: 45 a.m. about a plane in distress heading to the Town of Greenville.

A cause for the crash was not immediately determined and was under investigation.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had departed Pembroke, Ont., and was bound for Charlottetown when it went down in northeastern Maine.

Airport spokesperson Jennifer Layman said there were few details known about the crash or travellers.

An official with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said that if they are requested, they would assist the NTSB.

The National Transportation Safety Agency is looking into the matter and will investigate the probable cause of the crash, which happened about 250 kilometres west of the Canadian border.

It does not serve commercial flights.

We are hearing audio from the cockpit of the plane that crashed in Greenville Monday. In 2011, David Finnegan of Woburn, Massachusetts, died when the Cessna 172M he was piloting crashed near Greenville Municipal Airport.