WashCo. officials suspend search for possible downed plane

Washington County

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies in Washington County have suspended a search Monday after receiving reports of a possible downed plane.

Crews were looking in the area of Sunset Highway and Highway 47 after getting calls about the crash around 5 p.m. Sunday night. The Coast Guard assisted with the search from the skies before crews concluded for the night at 11 p.m.

WCSO said while there were multiple reports of a plane spiraling, there are no reports of missing aircrafts in the area.

The search continued on Monday morning. Shortly after 1:30 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the plane from the Civil Air Patrol was flying over the search area as search and rescue units were on the ground looking through rough terrain.

By 2 p.m., WCSO announced they had suspended their search after finding no plane or crash site.

WCSO thanked the Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Banks Fire for their assistance.

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