Two men survive plane crash near Larch Mountain

By Tom Vogt, Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter

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Two male occupants of a plane were treated at the scene for injuries after their plane crash-landed this morning in the Larch Mountain area.

The four-seat private plane apparently clipped tree tops as it crash landed in the gravel pit just east of “Four Corners” near Larch Corrections Center.

Emergency response personnel from Fire District 3, North Country Emergency Medical Service, East County Fire and Rescue, Camas Fire Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded.

The two occupants were extricated from the plane, treated at the scene, and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Their injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening, according to a news release from Fire District 3.

Firefighters applied foam to the crash site to reduce the hazard of fire from a small fuel leak.

The plane came down at about 10:40 a.m. in a site used as a shooting range east of Hockinson, on L1400 Road.