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4 Seater Small plane Cessna 172 crashes after Take Off in Maine; 3 dead There was only one survivor, a 16-year-old boy.

36900 OWLS HEAD, Maine (AP) — A small plane crashed in a wooded area shortly after taking off from Knox County Regional Airport on Friday evening and burst into flames, killing three people, authorities said. With flames shooting 10 to 20 feet in the air, the first people to the scene tried unsuccessfully to pull one of the occupants from the burning wreckage, which sent smoke billowing into the night sky, said John Newcomb, president of the Downeast Air airline services company, who went to the scene to try to help. The Cessna 172, with seating for four, ran into trouble on its takeoff roll and went down at 5 p.m., Airport manager Jeff Northgraves said. Three people died in the crash and officials were searching the woods to make sure all victims were accounted for, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison said. The plane was destroyed by flames, so there was no way to see its identifying number, Newcomb said. It was unknown who was aboard, officials said. Another Pilot w