Passenger Injured In Small Plane Crash Along Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th November Newsplane crashRich SmithRon Schick
Authorities say the pilot of a small plane that crash-landed in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation area was not injured, but his 73-year-old passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Eugene. The Coos County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Ron Schick of North Bend had to put the plane down Sunday afternoon after losing power and couldn't reach the flat stretch he was hoping to land on. Deputies say Rich Smith of Lakeside was admitted to the intensive care unit at River Bend Hospital in Eugene. The World newspaper (http://bit.ly/1f6kLUd) reports Federal Aviation Administration records show the single-engine two-seater airplane was a home-built aircraft certified as airworthy in 1989. The owner was listed as Raymond T. Hebert of Florence.

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