Marion County

Pilot killed after plane crashes into Salem ravine

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A pilot was killed in Salem on Monday after crashing into a ravine.

The plane crashed at 3:56 p.m. near Blue Skies Farm Airport, which falls on Northeast Lardon Road between Cordon Road and Northeast Howell Prairie Road.

40-year-old Norman Newton of Salem was the only occupant, deputies said.

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the FAA, said the plane was a Kitfox airplane. It was found with a broken wing. 

The FAA and the National Traffic Safety Board is investigating. They're expected to be on scene for hours. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503.588.5032. 

Chopper 6 was over the scene of the crash


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