Maine Warden Pilot Dies in Crash

This is a tragedy:

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is saddened to report the death of Maine Warden Service Pilot Daryl Gordon.

Pilot Gordon died in a plane crash on Clear Lake on Thursday night. He was located this morning after a night-long search that included his friends with the Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police, Customs and Border Protection – Houlton Air Branch, U.S. Border Patrol and Civil Air Patrol.

Maine Warden Service Col. Joel Wilkinson and Commissioner Chandler Woodcock will conduct a press conference at 3:30 p.m. today at the Bangor office of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, located at the Dorothea Dix complex off Hogan Road.

Pilot Gordon is a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service whose aerial search-and-rescue efforts brought countless people home to loved ones. He is the 15th Game Warden to die in line of duty in the Maine Warden Service’s 130-year history.

No other information is available at this time.

My deepest condolences to Pilot Gordon's friends, family, and colleagues in the Warden Service.