- Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Salem police say a plane has crashed on the grounds of the Salem Airport, killing one.

Authorities say they received calls at about 8:30 am on Saturday about a plane crash north of the runway on the Salem airport grounds.

Witnesses reported that a small plane was attempting to take off when it crashed north of the runway and burst into flames.

The flames were extinguished by firefighters. Officials say at least one deceased victim was in the plane.

Police say identity of the victim is unknown at this time.



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