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Pilot killed in Limington plane crash

LIMINGTON (WGME) -- Investigators say a pilot has died in a single-engine plane crash in Limington.

The York County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 13 Clarke Tate, of Gray, died when his plane crashed in the woods shortly after takeoff at Limington-Harmon Airport around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday. Tate was the only person on board.

According to the a preliminary report by the FAA, the a 1942 Culver LFA, single-engine, two-seat aircraft crashed after departure from Limington-Harmon.  The plane was headed to the Auburn/Lewiston Airport.

FAA records show the plane is registered to Tate. Investigators say he was an experienced pilot.

One Limington firefighter was taken to Maine Medical Center with heat exhaustion but was expected to be released Saturday night.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

Stay with wgme.com and CBS 13 News as we gather more information.