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Downed Aircraft and Injured Pilot Recovered Near Scappoose (PHOTO UPDATE)Salem-News.com
A Lifeflight helicopter was used to transport the single male patient from the area to Emanuel Hospital in Portland.
(SCAPPOOSE, Ore.) - A pilot received injuries today when his single-seat, light aircraft crashed northwest of Saint Helens, Oregon, approximately 5 miles northwest of the Scappoose Airport.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office dispatched its Search and Rescue Unit and requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard for help in locating the aircraft after they were contacted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA notified the Columbia County Sheriff's Office of the missing aircraft at 10:40 a.m. The last known location of the airplane was approximately where it was located.
The downed craft was spotted at 1:09 p.m. by a Coast Guard helicopter. They lowered a rescue swimmer to the crash site and waited for sheriff's office and Columbia River Fire and Rescue personnel to arrive at the scene.
A Lifeflight helicopter was used to transport the single male patient from the area to Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Sheriff's Search and Rescue and fire department personnel are continuing to search the area of the crash. The FAA is conducting the investigation of the crash.
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