March 23, 2019
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Small plane crashes into Maine marsh

Joe Holland photo | BDN
Joe Holland photo | BDN
Two people escaped injury Saturday afternoon when their pontoon plane landed upside down in a marsh in Jefferson. Joe Holland photo.

Two people were uninjured and safely got out of a pontoon plane after it crash landed in a marsh in Jefferson Saturday afternoon.

Crews responded to the scene off Augusta Road around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said firefighters were at a fundraiser at the Jefferson Scoop when the call came in.

As of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, the plane had not been moved from the scene.

Joe Holland, owner of the Jefferson Scoop, was hosting a fundraiser for the Jefferson Fire-Rescue Department when the call came in.

Holland used a drone to gather information from the scene, which showed the plane upside down.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. According to FAA records, the plane is owned by David Hewlett of Newcastle, along with Nancy Hewlett and Peter Shorey.

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