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Plane crashes at Myrtle Creek Airport

The 72-year-old pilot was minorly injured, but the plane suffered extensive front-end damage.

Posted: Mar 17, 2021 10:52 AM
Updated: Mar 17, 2021 10:53 AM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. – A plane crashed at the Myrtle Creek Airport on Tuesday.

Officers responded to 1000 Aviation Drive at about 4:45 p.m. They found a brown and white Piper Cherokee airplane nose down in a plowed field next to the runway.

The 72-year-old Riddle man who had been operating the plane told police that the aircraft was caught in a crosswind during the landing process. It reportedly left the runway and hit plowed dirt, casing the plane to spin.

Police say the man was only minorly injured and was treated on the scene. The plane, however, suffered extensive front-end damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

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