This ultra-light plane struck this barn as the pilot attempted to make a pass near the landing strip on his property. PHOTO COURTESY OF HCSO

UPDATED: Trenton man injured in ultra-light crash remains hospitalized



TRENTON — Floyd Ober, 67, of Trenton, who suffered serious injuries Saturday morning when the ultra-light plane he was piloting failed to clear a barn, was still in the intensive care unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on Sunday.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Archer said on Sunday that Ober was “alert and responsive” but would remain in intensive care for the time being. Archer did not have a condition report.

Ober struck a barn at the south end of his property Saturday as he made a pass over the landing strip near his residence. No one else was in the aircraft.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Ober sustained “significant injuries” to his arms and legs. He was taken by LifeFlight to EMMC for treatment.

The accident at 697 Oak Point Road occurred at 9:11 a.m. A horse in the barn sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Deputy Archer is in charge of the investigation. He is being assisted by Lt. Timothy Cote, Detective Benjamin Astbury and Deputy Dana Austin, all of the Sheriff’s Department. The Trenton Volunteer Fire Department and County Ambulance also responded to the accident. The findings of the investigation will be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Updated Sunday, Sept. 4, at 12:40 p.m.

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:08 p.m

 

Stephen Fay

Stephen Fay

Managing Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Fay, managing editor of The Ellsworth American since 1996, is a third-generation Californian. Starting out as a news reporter in 1974, he has been an editor since 1976, working in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont before settling in Ellsworth with his wife and two daughters. [email protected]

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