Two dead in Oregan plane crash

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 20, 2017

That's about one mile south of the airport.

The plane crashed in Willow Creek Canyon near Bear Drive on Saturday just before 2 p.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Troopers, along with Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene.

Officials confirmed both of the plane's occupants, its pilot and passenger, died in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash and witnesses are being interviewed by officials. No other property was damaged.

Many people are in Madras for viewing Monday's total solar eclipse as the town is in the path of totality.

Kurt Chapman, spokesman for the Joint Information Center for the Eclipse at Deschutes County, said he did not know the travel plans or direction of the plane.

This year's airshow is August 25 and 26.

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