Houlton man, 77, uninjured after crashing plane during landing

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted July 27, 2012, at 11:14 a.m.

HOULTON, Maine — A Houlton man escaped injury on Thursday afternoon after a minor airplane crash at Houlton International Airport.

The incident took place just before 3 p.m. Thursday, Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin said Friday.

Milton Bayliss, 77, was attempting to land his 2002 XAIR experimental aircraft when a cross wind and an engine rotating at low RPMs caused his airplane to flip over, according to Asselin.

Bayliss, who was not injured, was able to exit the cockpit and call the police department.

Officer Theron Bickford responded to the call and Bayliss told him that he did not need medical attention.

Asselin said the Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and someone there authorized law enforcement to leave the scene. Bayliss also told the officer that he would contact the FAA.

A damage estimate for the aircraft was not immediately available Friday.

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