A small airplane crashed into a residence in a Southern California city, leaving the pilot dead. Three people inside the home, including an infant, made it to safety, officials said.
SALEM, Ore.—As dozens of horrified pilots and other aviation enthusiasts looked on, a small plane took off on Sept. 6 from an airfield in the scenic Oregon town of Hood River then plummeted to the ground after its engine cut out, killing the pilot and his passenger.
The crash occurred as an annual “fly-in,” where hundreds gather to view planes, many of them antiques, was about to start.
One of the people killed was Ben Davidson, chief pilot for a museum of antique planes and cars that hosts the event, Hood River County sheriff’s Deputy Joel Ives said. Also killed was Matthew Titus of Turlock, California, who was piloting the Super Cub airplane, Ives said.
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