Plane crashes into Brackett Lake

Published: May. 31, 2016 at 11:13 PM EDT
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At around 4:30PM Tuesday the State Police were called to a plane crash which was believed to be in East Grand Lake off the Little River Cove Road. Trooper Nick Casavant responded along with several Maine Game Wardens. The plane crash was soon located in Brackett Lake off Moody Lane in Weston. The subsequent investigation determined that 64 year old Terry Beals and 58 year old Greg Lizotte both of Houlton flew to Princeton to pick up a second plane and return it to Houlton. Greg Lizotte was flying the 1965 Cesna 172 plane alone when he began to lose power and was forced to make an emergency landing into Brackett Lake. Greg escaped the plane with only minor injuries and swam to shore. The plane is owned by Carol Warren of New Hampshire. The Federal Aviation Administration as well as the National Traffic Safety Board and Maine Department of Environmental Protection are all working jointly to investigate the crash and remove the submerged plane as soon as practical.