Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in a wooded area of Arundel Wednesday afternoon.

York County Sheriff William King said the single engine Beechcraft airplane owned by CPM Constructors of Freeport had left Biddeford Airport just before 8 a.m. and arrived in Presque Isle around 9 a.m. The plane was on a return flight when it went down just after 2 p.m. on Portland Road in Arundel, across from Weirs Motors.

The pilot, Eldon Morrison, 81, of Yarmouth and passenger Paul Koziell, 55, from Scarborough, were killed upon impact, according to King.

The CPM website identifies Morrison as the founder and CEO of CPM, and Koziell as its president. CPM's Facebook page touts its completion of work at Exit 45 of the Maine Turnpike on Tuesday

Fire and Rescue Units from Arundel and Kennebunk, as well as York County Fire Service and EMA, responded to the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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