PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home in Newberg early Tuesday evening, killing 2 of the 3 people aboard the single-engine plane.
A number of people began calling 911 around 7 p.m. after they saw the small plan “spiraling toward the ground and crashing,” Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said. When firefighters arrived, they found the plane crashed through the roof of a home near North Cedar Street and ended up in the home and in the backyard
Two of the people in the plane died at the scene, officials said. The other person was pulled out and taken by Life Flight to a Portland hospital for treatment of undisclosed serious injuries.
There were people inside the home at the time of the crash, but officials said they all managed to escape safely. The Red Cross responded to help them with emergency shelter.
It’s not clear what caused the crash, which is now being investigated by local police, the FAA and the NTSB.
The structural stability of the house is also being assessed. Neither the airplane nor the home caught fire.
The names of those involved have not been released at this time.
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