Plane Carrying Ebola Patient Refueled in Maine

According to NECN affiliate WCSH, aircraft stopped in Bangor en route to Atlanta, where US doctor who contracted disease in Africa is to be treated

A plane carrying an American physician who contracted Ebola in Africa stopped in Bangor, Maine, to refuel en route to an Atlanta hospital for treatment.

According to NECN affiliate WCSH in Portland, the plane landed just before 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Bangor International Airport.

The plane, carrying Dr. Kent Brantly of Fort Worth, Texas, then landed in Georgia around 11:30 a.m.

Brantly will be treated for what is considered one of the world's deadliest diseases at Emory Hospital.

Officials are also working to evacuate another U.S. citizen who contracted the disease, missionary Nancy Writebol, for treatment.

NBC News has more on Brantly's treatment.

Contact Us