NTSB Says Plane Reported Loss of Power Before Rural Maine Crash

August 2, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board says a twin-engine propeller aircraft reported a loss of power right before a crash that killed three people.

A spokesman for the NTSB said the plane, called an Aerostar AEST, was hauled to a secure location for further examination. The plane crashed Monday just short of the runway at the small airport in the rural Maine town of Greenville. It had departed Pembroke, Ontario, and was headed for Prince Edward Island.

Authorities have not provided names of those killed in the crash, and the cause remains under investigation. The NTSB plans to be on the scene for three to four days as it works with federal aviation officials and engine manufacturer Lycoming Engines.

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