Pilot killed in Limington plane crash

Posted July 13, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.

LIMINGTON, Maine — A pilot has died in a single-engine plane crash in Limington, according to investigators.

The York County Sheriff’s Office told WGME that Clarke Tate of Gray died when his plane crashed in the woods shortly after takeoff at Limington-Harmon Airport at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday. Tate was the only person on the plane.

According to the a preliminary report by the FAA, the 1942 Culver LFA, single-engine, two-seat aircraft crashed after departure from Limington-Harmon. The plane was headed to the Auburn-Lewiston Airport.

FAA records show the plane is registered to Tate. Investigators said he was an experienced pilot.

One Limington firefighter was taken to Maine Medical Center with heat exhaustion but was expected to be released Saturday night.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.

 

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