Man seriously injured in ultralight plane crash

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash

*UPDATE* – The pilot is in critical condition, according to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

TRENTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — One man was seriously injured after his small plane crashed in Trenton early Saturday morning.

The pilot, 67-year-old Floyd Ober, was the sole occupant of the plane. Authorities said his ultralight aircraft failed to clear a barn in the back of his property when he was coming in for a landing.

Impact occurred around 9 a.m., and numerous rescue crews were called to the scene.

When Trenton Deputy Fire Chief Steve Heckman arrived, it was clear the victim had suffered severe injuries to his arms and legs.

“When we arrived on scene the county ambulance was already on scene and there was an individual that they were removing from the wreckage and they took him to an area where life flight was able to life flight him out of the area,” Heckman said.

Upon arriving at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Ober underwent emergency surgery. The case was then handed over to the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation. 

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