August 2, 2010

Telford Aviation founder killed in plane crash

By Doug Harlow

ROCKWOOD — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash of a floatplane that killed the pilot on Moosehead Lake Sunday morning
Officials say 64-year-old Telford Allen II died about 11:30 a.m. Sunday when he tried to land his plane on the water in front of his home in the town of Rockwood.
The FAA’s Jim Peters told the Associated Press the plane “went into the lake upside down.”
A passenger in the plane, 61-year-old Natalie Holmes-Moody, also of Rockwood, was hospitalized in stable condition after the crash. Allen was the founder of Telford Aviation Services of Bangor, which sells airplane parts and helps maintain aircraft. Telford Aviation previously was the fixed-base operator at the Robert A. LaFleur Municipal Airport in Waterville.

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