Two People Survive Small Plane Crash Near Sams Valley

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Two people were injured in a small plane crash in the Sams Valley area Tuesday evening.  The plane went down while approaching Beagle Sky Ranch Airport.

On May 14, 2019, at 7:23 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call from a resident in the 4900-block of Dodge Road reporting a small plane had crash landed in their yard.  The caller reported at least one person was injured.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and personnel from Fire District #3 responded to the scene to render aid.  A Mercy Flights helicopter transported the plane’s passenger to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.  The pilot went to the hospital by private vehicle.  A dog riding in the plane was uninjured.

The aircraft was identified as a 1976 Cessna T210L. The circumstances of the crash will be investigated by federal authorities.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been advised of the incident.

Further information may be released at a later time by federal authorities.

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