Plane removed from site of crash that killed Mercy Hospital doctor

Posted June 26, 2012, at 4:56 p.m.
Last modified June 26, 2012, at 5:58 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A vintage plane that crashed near Fort Williams, killing its pilot, has been moved from the crash site 100 yards off the Maine coast.

Sea Tow began on Tuesday lifting the 1946 Stinson Voyager from the ocean floor using floats and then towed it to South Port Marine in South Portland at the request of an insurance company as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.

The plane will be disassembled and reviewed by NTSB investigators.

The pilot, Dr. Louis Hanson of Durham, was killed when the plane crashed Sunday off Fort Williams, which is home to the 221-year-old Portland Head Light.