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UPDATE: Crashed Plane Flown By Newport Mayor


NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) – The mayor of a town on the Oregon coast who crash-landed his small plane on the beach after it had engine trouble says he is recuperating at home from torn cartilage in his chest, and asked for prayers for one of his passengers who was seriously injured.

Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer, 66, said on Facebook that he and his two passengers were returning from whale-watching in his Cessna 172 Skyhawk II on Monday when the engine trouble started. Sawyer says a third passenger, a 7-year-old boy whom Sawyer identified as his other passenger’s grandson, was unhurt. The Oregon State Police identified the injured female passengers as Deborah Reasoner, 61, from Molalla, Oregon.

Sawyer said on Tuesday that Reasoner, who was flown to a hospital in Portland, is doing better.

–Original Story–

Newport, Oregon – A pilot and two passengers suffered minor injuries in a plane crash on the Oregon coast. State Police say the small plane went down and crashed on the beach at South Beach State Park near Newport Monday evening. All three people were taken to the hospital. There’s no word yet on what went wrong.

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On July 8, 2019 at 5:10 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a plane crash on the beach near South Beach State Park. The pilot and his two passengers were transported to the local hospital with minor injuries.

The Oregon State Police is continuing with the investigation and more information will be released as soon as possible.

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