Indiana man survives crash landing plane in Maine

Courtesy: WCSH-TV
Published: .
Updated: .

Authorities in Maine say the pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury after his bi-plane experienced mechanical problems, crash landing on a road in Standish, Maine.

43-year-old Williams J. Worth, of McCordsville, Indiana, was headed to the Sanford Airport about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after leaving Frenchville when the plane malfunctioned and he tried to land it on Northeast Road.

Authorities say the plane hit some oak tree branches and telephone wires, Worth lost control of the plane and it crashed. Worth was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The plane was an Indy Jet, which flew out of Indianapolis Regional Airport out of Mount Comfort in Hancock County.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)