CHESTERVILLE — The Federal Aviation Administration has classified a July 14 plane crash in a field off Egypt Pond Road as an accident, FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac said Wednesday.

Parker H. Tyler, 62, of Skowhegan, the pilot, suffered minor injuries and walked away after his single-engine floatplane crashed in a field 300 to 400 feet off the road while trying to land on Eygpt Pond, Franklin County Sheriff’s dispatcher Blaine Rackliff said previously.

Initially, the FAA classified the crash as an accident/incident but after a review of the plane damage it was upgraded to an accident, Salac said.

In order to be classified as an accident, there must be substantial damage to the plane or serious injury, Salac said.

FAA investigators are doing the preliminary work on the accident and will file a report with the National Transportation Safety Board, she said. That board will issue a preliminary report in the next week or so and a final report, which could take several months, she said.

Attempts to reach Tyler have been unsuccessful.

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