BELFAST (AP) – A dive team has recovered the body of a pilot whose plane crashed and sank in the ocean off Belfast.

State police announced Tuesday that a body believed to be that of 60-year-old Doug Low of Lincolnville was recovered from the plane’s fuselage, which was hoisted from 60 feet of water the night before. The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the small plane crashed at about 6 p.m. Sunday. The pilot is believed to be Low, the owner of Ace Aviation.

Divers say it appears the aircraft broke apart on impact with the water. They used a winch and large inflatable tubes to recover a 12-foot section of the plane containing the pilot.

AP-ES-04-08-08 1101EDT

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