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Three Survive Plane Crash Without Injury South of Chemult
01/25/2008
Sergeant Mark Crisp
Oregon State Police - Gilchrist
Office: (541) 433-2018

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Three people were not injured Friday afternoon when the plane they were in flipped onto its top while attempting to land at a small plane landing in Beaver Marsh south of Chemult.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Mark Crisp, on January 25, 2008 at approximately 2:20 p.m. a Cessna 172 operated by WILLIAM BOYD, age 41, from Hillsboro, was flying in the area of Crater Lake with two other occupants when he attempted to land at Beaver Marsh air landing strip west of Highway 97. Unknown to BOYD, the landing strip had about three feet of snow on it and as the plane touched down it flipped onto its top.
No one on the plane was injured. The other occupants were JOHNATHAN EDELSON, age 37, from Israel, and BENYAMIN PAZIT (female), age 36, from Hillsboro.
 
Sergeant Crisp was about one mile away from the air strip when he heard the call and responded. He hiked approximately 1/2 mile to the location. The occupants walked away from the crash aircraft.
 
OSP was assisted by Klamath County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Chemult Ambulance. The occupants were driven to Bend to obtain a car to leave the area. FAA was notified of the incident.