Date/Time of Release: 07/17/2011 - 23:00
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Fatal plane crash
Date/Time of Incident: 07/17/2011 - 17:00
Incident Location: 4100 block Azalea Glen Road, Azalea, OR
Case Number: 11-2618
Deceased: White male adult/ 66 years old/ California
Deceased: White male adult/ 64 years old/ California
On Sunday, July 17, 2011, at approximately 1707 hours, Douglas County Emergency Communications received a report of an Airplane crash in the 4100 block of Azalea Glen Road, Azalea, Oregon.
Sheriff's Deputies and Emergency Response Personnel responded to the scene and found a small fixed wing Airplane that had crashed shortly after take off from a local airfield.
The airplane had two occupants in it at the time of the accident. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash is not known at this time and is still under investigation. The F.A.A. and N.T.S.A. were notified and are sending Investigators to the crash scene. Those Investigators will arrive within 24 hours.
The two occupants of the plane were identified at the scene. That information will not be released until notification has been made to the families.
There is no additional information at this time for release.