Sheriff says 2 dead in Oregon small plane crash
Monday, April 23, 2012
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) -- The Deschutes County sheriff's office says a thorough search of the wreckage of a light plane that crashed in Central Oregon shows two people were killed. Earlier reports said that three people died.
Lt. Chad Davis says 68-year-old Harry Mortimer League of Chicago and 52-year-old Patrick Franzen of Bend were the only people aboard the plane. The kit-built, high-performance aircraft crashed Monday on the east side of the Cascade Range near Sisters, Ore.
The plane was described as a single-engine Lancair IV-Propjet.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.