At least one dead in small plane crash near OR coast

At least one dead in small plane crash near OR coast

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At least one dead in small plane crash near OR coast

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

KREM.com

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 15 at 2:11 PM

FLORENCE, Ore. – At least one person died in a small plane crash near Florence Sunday morning, according to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

The small, single engine plane was carrying two people when it crashed around 500 yards off the shore just before 10 a.m., said Carrie Carver of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

The Coast Guard found one person dead. First responders were still searching for the second occupant Sunday afternoon.

The North Jetty, near where the plane crashed, was closed to the public during the search. Officials were not yet releasing the name of the occupants.

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