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Non-Injury Plane Crash - Willamette River south of Dayton
07/31/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A 46-year old man was not injured Thursday afternoon when he attempted to land his small airplane on a Willamette River island and crashed about 7 miles south of Dayton.
 
On July 31, 2008 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police (OSP) received a report of a plane crash at the above location. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper on boat patrol in the Willamette River was near the location and responded. The pilot, MICHAEL DUGAN, age 46, from Cornelius, was alone and uninjured. He attempted to land on a small island when the plane touched water and its nose planted into the ground.
 
Fire personnel from St. Paul and Newberg areas also responded to assist at the scene.
 
DUGAN was to work out details on how to remove the plane from the area.