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Jun-01-2014 07:56printcomments

Plane Crash Along Oregon Coast Kills 2, Injures 1

NTSB and FAA investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the crash.

RV-10 aircraft
Authorities say a homebuilt RV-10, like the one pictured, crashed shortly after take-off from the Newport Airport Saturday afternoon. Photo: vansaircraft.com

(TOLEDO, Ore. ) - Two people are dead, and another injured after the plane they were in crashed onto the Georgia Pacific Paper Mill property in Toledo along the Oregon Coast.

Toledo Police say the plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Newport Airport, and was headed east when it lost altitude and slammed into the mill’s parking lot just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The only survivor was taken by air ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. The names of those involved in the crash have not yet been named.

NTSB and FAA investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The FAA says the plane was a homebuilt RV-10.

Toledo is about 7 to 10 miles east of the Newport Airport.

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.

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Condolences June 1, 2014 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Good weather isn't enough to make a plane safe. Toledo is a tough landing strip, my condolences. RIP

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