WA man killed in small plane crash near Camas



CAMAS, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County sheriff’s office says an 84-year-old pilot has died in the crash of a single-engine plane near the southwest Washington town of Camas.

Sgt. Tony Barnes said Wilbert “Skeet” Mehrer of Camas was alone in the four-passenger 1960 Piper Cherokee when it crashed late Wednesday afternoon.

Barnes says it appears Mehrer was on a flight from Pendleton, Ore., to Grove Field Airport near Camas when he crashed in a field about a half mile from that airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.