2 injured in crash of Customs and Border Protection aircraft

BURNHAM, Maine – Officials say a U. S. Customs and Border Protection of the plane crashed near an airport in Maine, injuring both crew members.

The single-engine Cessna 206 crashed late Wednesday while making an emergency landing in the vicinity of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport.

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, says one of the two members of the crew called 911 to report their location after the crash. He said that both managed to walk away, but were taken to a hospital. One of them remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane had taken off from Bangor International Airport. It came to rest in the forests along the Sebasticook River.

Customs and Border Protection says that the airplane was performing “border security operations” when the pilot came to a suspected engine failure.

The officials did not identify the members of the crew.

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