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Three Walk Away from Plane Crash South of ChemultSalem-News.com
The pilot didn't know the ground was snow covered.
(CHEMULT, Ore.) - Three people escaped injured Friday afternoon when the plane they were in flipped onto its top while attempting to land at a small plane landing in Beaver Marsh south of Chemult.
Oregon State Police Sergeant Mark Crisp says that today around 2:20 PM, a Cessna 172 operated by 41-year old William Boyd of Hillsboro, was flying in the area of Crater Lake with two other occupants when he attempted to land at Beaver Marks air landing strip west of Highway 97.
Unknown to Boyd, the landing strip had about three feet of snow on it and as the plane touched down it flipped onto its top.
None of the people in the plane were injured. The other occupants were 37-year old Jonathan Edelson of Israel, and 36-year old Benyamin Pazit of Hillsboro.
Oregon State Police Sergeant Crisp was about one mile away from the air strip when he heard the call and responded. He hiked approximately 1/2 mile to the location. The occupants walked away from the crash aircraft.
OSP was assisted by Klamath County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Chemult Ambulance. The occupants were driven to Bend to obtain a car to leave the area. FAA was notified of the incident.
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