Pilot in fatal Maine plane crash landed on frozen bog: cops

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Toronto real estate developer Paul Oberman died in a plane crash Monday, March 7, 2011, in a remote snow-bound corner of Maine. (Woodcliffe.ca)

DAAQUAM, Maine — Police say the Canadian pilot of a small plane that crashed in Maine on Monday landed the ice-covered aircraft on a frozen bog before it broke apart.

Toronto’s Ryan Isaac broke his arm in the crash and was airlifted to a Quebec hospital.

His passenger, 53-year-old Toronto real estate developer Paul Oberman, died in the accident.

Isaac, 31, told Maine State Police the two men were flying back to Quebec from Halifax when the plane started icing up.

The plane broke apart after Isaac landed it on a frozen bog created by beavers in a remote corner of Maine.

Oberman’s body was taken to a funeral home in Presque Isle, Maine.

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