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No injuries reported in Klamath Falls plane landing 'mishap'

A small plane reportedly had engine problems, forcing the pilot to land in a field.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 5:20 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The pilot of a small single-engine plane was forced to crash-land in a field near the Klamath Falls airport on Tuesday afternoon, in what the Klamath County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is calling an "aircraft mishap."

The Sheriff's Office said that Clayton Darr of Anchorage, Alaska took off from the Klamath Falls Airport in his 1948 Stinson 108-3. Shortly after take-off the plane began experiencing engine problems, and Darr put the aircraft down in a field near the 10200-block of Homedale Road shortly after 1 p.m.

Deputies responded to the area and found Darr and a single passenger seemingly uninjured.

"The aircraft suffered minor damaged due to being landed in the field," KCSO said. "No reports of property damage from the property owners were received."

The Sheriff's Office said that it is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the investigation, and they will be deliberating on whether or not the incident is going to be classified as a crash.

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