Airline back flying after crash off Matinicus Island

Posted Oct. 13, 2011, at 10:22 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 13, 2011, at 10:57 a.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — A small airline is back in the air after temporarily grounding its fleet following a crash that killed one of its pilots.

Penobscot Island Air owner Kevin Waters says people are still coping following the Oct. 5 crash on Matinicus Island’s dirt runway that killed 57-year-old Donald Campbell, a longtime pilot who was alone at the time.

Waters told WCSH-TV that islanders need air service, so he got the planes back in the air after getting the go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Penobscot Island Air flies out of the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head, serving Matinicus, Vinalhaven, North Haven and other islands.

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