July 06, Otis, Ore. / Cessna 172


At approximately 0930 Pacific time, a Cessna 172N struck power lines and crashed near Otis, killing the pilot and passenger. Witnesses said the airplane was cruising low over the Salmon Creek inlet when it executed an abrupt climbing left turn as it approached power lines spanning the creek. The power lines were suspended about 60 feet high. The airplane then crashed on a sandbar exposed by low tide.


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