Portland – A close-call at the Presque Isle airport, in which a rough landing left 4 passengers with minor injuries, has Portland residents scratching their heads.
“Presque Isle, is that out by Peaks?” one puzzled resident asked.
The United Express plane suffered damages after sliding off the runway on Monday. The plane remains on the runway pending an FAA investigation, but Portlanders want answers now.
“How far does Maine go, anyway?” asked Peter Wigglesworth, who owns a unicycle food delivery service.
Wigglesworth said he hasn’t flown commercially since he moved to Maine, but he expressed some interest upon learning of Presque Isle’s airport.
“It sounds almost primitive. I’d love to visit, is it in the midcoast?”
Officials say the plane skidded off the runway on its second landing attempt. The plane suffered damage to its nose cone and landing gear.
Some Portlanders were relieved to learn the incident only caused minor injuries, but others wanted to wait until they knew the political demographics of Presque Isle before deciding if the injuries were warranted.