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Plane smashes into house in northwest McMinnville

Ossie Bladine / News-Register<br><b>
House at 512 N.W. 22nd St., McMinnville, shows damage caused by plane crash.</b>
Ossie Bladine / News-Register
House at 512 N.W. 22nd St., McMinnville, shows damage caused by plane crash.
<br><b>Example of a Lancair 0-235</b>

Example of a Lancair 0-235

Oct 28, 2013


News-Register Staff

A small plane smashed into a house at 22nd and Elm streets about 1 o'clock Monday afternoon.

The first law enforcement officers on scene said the plane hit the garage and ended up inside the house. Neighbors said the pilot died in the crash.

The single-engine plane is registered to an owner in Sheridan. It is a Lancair 0-235, a small aircraft classified as experimental.

A woman in the residence and her pets escaped harm, although they were in the house when the plane hit about 1 p.m.. She said she was sitting about three feet away from the impact site.

See Tuesday's News-Register for more.

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