Plane hits Ore. home; pilot dead, resident unhurt

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot whose small plane crashed into the side of a house in Oregon has died, but a woman inside the dwelling was able to escape without injuries.

The McMinnville Police Department said the crash occurred Monday afternoon southwest of Portland. The first law enforcement officers to arrive said the plane hit a garage and ended up inside the home.

Police have identified the pilot of the Lancair plane as 56-year-old Charles W. Yochelson of Sheridan, Ore.

They say the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Yamhill County News-Register said the woman escaped along with her pets.

McMinnville is located in Oregon's wine country, about 40 miles from Portland.

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