Hidden in the woods not far from the summit of Cedar Swamp Mountain in beautiful Acadia National Park are the remains of a plane that crashed into the side of the mountain during bad weather. It was in June 30, 1970 that pilot Robert McGaunn refueled at Boston's Logan International Airport, and as he approached Mount Desert Island he was met by bad weather.
The plane he was flying was a single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche, and nearly all of the plane remains in the woods near the summit iof Cedar Swamp Mountain n Acadia National Park. The pilot was only 49 years old.
The plane caught fire upon impact with tree's and the cause of the plane crash was listed as pilot error.
Robert McGaunn was an U.S. Air Force as a captain who flew in the Korean War, so he was an experienced pilot and it may never be known why the plane went down like it did.
Today, people hike up the mountain to visit the crash site and take photos, one family even posted a video of the crash site on Youtube.