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.

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  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.

  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?