Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Accident occurred September 03, 2017 near Pacific City State Airport (KPFC), Tillamook County, Oregon

PACIFIC CITY, OR (KPTV) - An ultralight crashed into the Nestucca River in Pacific City after its engine gave out shortly after takeoff.

According to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 5:10 p.m. Sunday near a boat ramp on the river, off of Brooten Road.

Rescuers on scene say the ultralight made it up to about 150 feet in the air when its engine stalled. 

After the ultralight hit the water, the pilot, who was the only occupant, was able to swim to shore on his own.

He was not seriously injured and is expected to be OK. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kptv.com

PACIFIC CITY, Ore. – A pilot crashed a plane into the water Sunday evening outside of Pacific City in Tillamook County, Oregon State Police said.

The pilot was not hurt in the crash, troopers said.

Emergency responders were called out to handle the crash about 6 p.m. Sunday. Based on a photo from OSP, it appears that the plane was a vintage aircraft.

No word from officials on what caused the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://katu.com

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