State officials have confirmed that the man killed in the twin-engine Cessna that crashed Sunday in Biddeford was Edward L’Hommedieu, 71, of North Yarmouth.

The plane hit trees then crashed into a house as it was approaching Biddeford Municipal Airport from the north. The crash sparked a fire that made identification difficult.

The Maine State Police crime laboratory developed a DNA profile that was used to confirm L’Hommedieu’s identity, according to David King, an investigator with the State Medical Examiner.

L’Hommedieu was an experienced pilot, who was flying a Nantucket-based plane from White Plains, N.Y., to the Portland area when he arranged to land at Biddeford to pick up a female passenger, authorities said.
 

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