Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N9919V: Incident occurred July 08, 2019 near Newport Municipal Airport (KONP), Lincoln County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on a beach.


Date: 08-JUL-19
Time: 22:32:00Z
Regis#: N9919V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

NEWPORT, Oregon (KPTV) - The current Mayor of Newport has been identified by Oregon State Police as the pilot of a plane that crashed Monday evening.

The crash occurred at around 5:10 p.m. near South Beach State Park.

Oregon State Police said an investigation determined Dean Sawyer, 66, departed from the Newport Municipal Airport in a Cessna 172M Skyhawk and flew around the Depoe Bay area.

Two passengers were in the plane with Sawyer and were identified as Deborah Reasoner, 61, and a 7-year-old juvenile, both from Molalla. Oregon State Police said the relationship between Reasoner and the juvenile is unknown.

As he was flying near Newport, Oregon State Police said Sawyer noticed there was a mechanical problem and attempted to return to the airport.

According to Oregon State Police, the plane did not have enough altitude to fly to the airport, so Sawyer planned for an emergency landing and was able to land on the beach north of the Jetty.

All three passengers were taken to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. Sawyer and the juvenile received minor injuries and have been released.

Oregon State Police said Reasoner sustained serious injuries and was lifeflighted to a Portland hospital.

According to Oregon State Police, Sawyer has had a pilot's license for 40 years and has been flying the plane that crashed for over 30 years.

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


Anonymous said...

Plane removed from beach today 11 July 2019.

Anonymous said...

When is the reason for the cause going to be released?