Fishermen Rescue Plane Crash Victims Off Matinicus Island
July 20, 2011
Knox Village Soup: “At the end of the day, you’ve got 15 seconds to deal with the situation,” said Penobscot Island Air Service owner Kevin Waters. He said pilot Robert Hoffman used his experience, training and common sense in responding to a sudden loss of power, shortly after takeoff.
“He’s a great guy,” said Waters. “The guys above watched over, too.”
The plane crash that occurred approximately 150 yards off the northwest end of Matinicus Island Sunday afternoon, July 17, is being attributed to engine malfunction.
“We try to do it right,” Waters said. “We don’t know what happened until it’s investigated.” He said he was grateful for the fishermen and others who were involved in the rescue.