Pilot of ultralight plane hurt in crash in Trenton

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash

TRENTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an ultralight plane crash in Trenton that left a pilot badly hurt.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department went to the scene of the crash at 9:11 a.m. on Saturday at 697 Oak Point Rd. Deputies learned that the plane was piloted by 67-year-old Floyd Ober. He was the only person on board. Ober was making a pass over a grass air strip near his home when he struck the end of a barn and crashed.

Police said Ober suffered significant injuries to his arms and legs. He was flown by Lifeflight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

A horse inside the barn was also hurt in the crash. Police said it was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Local investigators said they will turn over their preliminary findings to the FAA for further review.

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