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Plane Crashes West of Tulelake

Police-Lights-22-250x169NEAR TULELAKE, Ore. — Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office report a plane crashed Friday morning a few miles west of Tulelake on Eastwest Road.

Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a crash at approximately 9:15 a.m.. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that the pilot, 58-year-old William Whitlatch from Klamath Falls, was deceased. The plane was a crop duster and did have pesticides on board; Siskiyou County Public Health has been advised.

The Sheriff’s Office is advising the public to stay clear of the area due to downed power lines and other dangers. The FAA has been notified of the crash and will be assisting the SCSO in the investigation of incident.