Pilot Walks Away From Plane Crash

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Emergency crews are out at the scene of a single engine plane crash in the Applegate Valley. The crash was first reported around 3 p.m. this afternoon in a field off of Highway 238 and Hamilton Road in Jacksonville. Officials say the pilot walked away unharmed.

Plane Crash Kills 4 in Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas (CNN) — A small plane crash at a Wichita, Kansas airport has claimed four lives, according to the fire marshal, who says four others remain missing and five others are injured. Investigators say the plane crashed into a building across the street from Mid-Continent Airport. Firefighters have the fire at the building under … Continue reading »

Local Fire Captain Dies in Plane Crash

A Douglas County fire captain has died after a plane crash in Nevada. The Winston-Dillard Fire District announced the death of Capt. Thomas Weiss Monday. The fire chief says Weiss was killed Sunday in a mid-air crash about 60 miles southeast of Reno. Investigators say the pilots were the only people on board the two … Continue reading »

Unresponsive Plane Crashes near Cuba

(CNN) — An unresponsive plane in Cuban airspace has crashed off the coast of Jamaica. Fighter jets were dispatched Friday around 11:30 a.m. by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to escort an “unresponsive aircraft” flying over the Atlantic Ocean. According to the FAA, the plane took off from Rochester, New York heading to … Continue reading »

Wife Remembers Pilot After Deadly Crash

FLORENCE, Ore. — As a family loses a husband, dad and grandfather, his friends and family reflect on the legacy he leaves behind. 69 year-old Richard Munger died in a plane crash off the coast of Florence Sunday. Crews are still searching for his 15 year-old grandson Benjamin Dressler. Munger’s wife Jill Hardin describes him … Continue reading »

One Missing After Fatal Plane Crash

UPDATE (12:15 p.m., June 16): Lane County Sheriff’s Office identified the pilot as 69-year-old Richard Munger of Florence. His grandson, 15-year-old Benjamin Dressler from Washington, is still missing. FLORENCE, Ore. — One person is dead and another still missing after a plane crashed off the coast near Florence Sunday morning. Search efforts for that second person still … Continue reading »

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 »