Jake Morrel Shares Pics From Greenville
Like most aviation events these days, the 45th International Seaplane Fly In in Greenville, Maine attracted quite some attention on various social media sites, but no mentioning in any of the aviation news. Thanks to Jake Morrel, we are at least able to show some pictures from what appears to have been a full house event. Jake says it was one of the busiest events since it’s inception. Our sincere thanks to Jake and Beth for having our flyers on site!
Unfortunately, the event didn’t go down without incident – a couple flying into Greenville for the show went into the woods on the side of Bigelow Mountain Range on Thursday morning. According to Maine’s Public Safety Department and State Police troopers, pilot Frank Gibney along with passenger Diane Muhr encountered IMC conditions, causing the collision with terrain.
Gibney’s friend alerted the Maine Warden Service’s office in nearby Greenville. Game Wardens, Forest Rangers, State Troopers, and first responders from Eustis, Kingfield and Carrabassett Valley responded to the crash.
Police said Gibney and Muhr, both in their 60s, both escaped injury, hiked up the mountain about a half a mile and walked out of the woods along the Appalachian Trail. Of course the FAA is investigating the matter.
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