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Plane Crashes into Sand Dunes

LAKESIDE, Ore. — A plane crashed in the dunes north of Eel Lake Campground, south of Lakeside on Sunday.

Investigators say the plane reportedly lost engine power shortly after takeoff.

They say the pilot, 53-year-old Ron Schick, of North Bend, tried to land the plane on the flat surface of a sand dune, but it side of the dune.

Schick was not injured. However, his passenger, 73-year-old Rich Smith, of Lakeside, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and admitted into the intensive care unit.

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