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 … Continue reading »

San Francisco Crash Causes Flight Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of passengers at the Eugene Airport faced flight delays or cancellations after a plane crash in San Francisco shut down that airport. Saturday afternoon a long line of travelers waited at the ticket counter to see when their flights would depart. “We’re just hanging out, waiting to find out if we’re … Continue reading »

LCC Plane Crashes in Field

EUGENE, Ore. — A crash landing near Fern Ridge Reservoir leaves one man injured. The plane came down just before 4:40 Friday afternoon. It was part of Lane Community College’s flight program. An instructor and student were the only two people in the Cessna 152 when the engine stopped working. The Instructor immediately took over … Continue reading »