November 13, 2019
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Ultralight aircraft crash injures Trenton man, horse

TRENTON, Maine — A 67-year-old local man crashed his ultralight aircraft into a barn near his airstrip and injured his horse on Saturday, officials said.

Floyd Ober of Trenton was flown by LifeFlight helicopter from his home on Oak Point Road to Eastern Maine Medical Center of Bangor with what Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Timothy Cote described as “significant injuries to his arms and legs.”

A spokesperson from the hospital did not return telephone messages on Saturday.

Ober was making a pass over the southern end of the grass airstrip at his home when he apparently failed to clear the barn at about 9:10 a.m. A statement released by Cote did not describe the extent of damage done to the barn or the aircraft, but said the horse, which was in the barn at the time of the crash, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and will receive the sheriffs’ preliminary investigation, Cote said.



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