Pilot, passenger killed in plane crash in Central Oregon

20 Août, 2017, 05:26 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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The Federal Aviation Administration says the small plane was approaching a central Oregon airport when it crashed near where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse, the Oregonian/Oregonlive reports.

A plane has crashed roughly one mile south of the Madras airport, killing both individuals on board and igniting a brush fire, according to officials.

The plane crashed in Willow Creek Canyon near Bear Drive on Saturday just before 2 p.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Officials confirmed the pilot and one passenger died in the crash.

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The small fire that resulted from the crash is no longer a threat to the area and no other property was damaged.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Campers have been gathering at the airport for Monday's eclipse.

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