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Pilot, homeowners sue over 2001 Biddeford crash

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The family of a North Yarmouth man who died when his plane crashed into a Biddeford home, as well as the owners of the house that was destroyed, are jointly suing the companies that maintained and inspected the aircraft. Retired Air Force pilot Edward L’Hommedieu was flying the twin-engine Cessna on April 10, 2011. As he approached Biddeford Municipal Airport, the plane lost partial or total power in its right engine and crashed into the home of Stephen and Kim Myers. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that engine trouble and pilot error caused the crash.

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