- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Linn County say a pilot and passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries after a small airplane crashed onto the roof of a building near Lebanon.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1LX7rQ7 ) the airplane’s pilot tried to land the plane twice on a private landing strip. The plane went down on the third try after failing to clear a stand of trees.

Pilot Marion Knox built the airplane from a kit manufactured in Aurora by Van’s Aircraft.

A similar kit plane was involved in a fatal crash outside of Scio in 2012. And a fatal crash in Newport in 2014, also involving a kit plane, led to a $35 million lawsuit.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Linn County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause of the crash.


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