- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

JUNTURA, Ore. (AP) - A sheriff says a well-known Eastern Oregon rancher has died in a light plane crash north of the community of Juntura.

The Ontario Argus Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1HlOB5l ) that Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe said 51-year-old Michael Bentz of Juntura was flying the plane Thursday as he helped cowboys on the ground move cattle. The sheriff says the aircraft apparently came in contact with a power line and crashed.

Bentz was alone in the 1979 Bellanca aircraft.

The sheriff says several people performed CPR but Bentz died at the scene.


Information from: Argus Observer, https://www.argusobserver.com

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