Friday, March 18, 2016

Incident occurred March 17, 2016 at Beagle Sky Ranch Airport (OR96), Sams Valley, Jackson County, Oregon


SAMS VALLEY, Ore. -- A pilot is recovering today after his plane crashed in Sams Valley.

It happened Thursday night at Beagle Sky Ranch Airport. 

The plane is described as an ultralight aircraft, which includes a glider and a motor. 

Fire District 3 says that the pilot clipped a tree and then hit the runway hard. 

The pilot was taken by Mercy Flights to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Sam’s Valley, Ore. — A man is in the hospital after a crash at the Beagle airfield in Sam’s Valley.

A witness, who didn’t want to be identified, says the man was flying over the airfield when he clipped a tree that caused him to crash.

“I saw the plane clip the tree. He came down, end-oed. My friend and I both helped him get out from under the plane,” recalled the witness.

The man was taken to the hospital, according to the witness he had a broken femur. He did not have any passengers with him.

Original article can be found here: https://kobi5.com

3 comments:

  1. It takes some real incompetence to hit a tree at Beagle. Very unfortunate, as the owners already despise ultralights. This pilot just reinforced the stereotypes and jeopardized all of our flying privileges. No sympathy.

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  2. You open your mouth without knowing the circumstances. Had nothing to do with recklessness
    It had to do with a sudden down draft which caused the plane to suddenly jolt towards the ground & clipped the trees. Eye witnesses verified that the plane was doing just fine then saw it just suddenly drop. It's sad when there's an accident & someone knows nothing about the circumstances & verbally says they have no sympathy - a man almost lost his life & you have no sympathy?

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