March 5, Salem, Ore. / Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser


At approximately 16:30 PST, a Piper PA-12 was substantially damaged when the aircraft struck up-sloping terrain just short of the runway threshold at the pilots personal landing strip near Salem. The pilot suffered minor injuries. The pilot reported that he was attempting to execute a short field landing near the approach end of the 900-foot runway when the aircraft began to settle on short final.


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