PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Maine hospital says authorities are investigating after a medical transport plane with a patient, paramedic and nurse crash-landed at the end of a runway.
All three passengers and the pilot were taken to the hospital’s emergency department for evaluation. Names and conditions of the four people onboard weren’t immediately available.
Aroostook Medical Center officials said in a news release the plane crashed at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday.
The hospital says early reports indicate the plane experienced an engine fire after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport when it lost power and landed short of the runway.
The plane is one of two contracted by the hospital to transport patients.