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Plane Crash Kills Pilot (East of Salem)
Today at 3:56 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was called to a plane crash in the 6700 block of Lardon Road NE near Salem. When deputies arrived they found a crashed fixed wing aircraft near a private runway. Sadly, the occupant and presumed pilot was killed in the crash.
Deputies are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine what events led up to today’s crash. It is anticipated investigators will be on scene and working over the next several hours. There are no additional details available at this time. The Sheriff’s Office anticipates releasing additional details as well as the pilot’s identity sometime tomorrow morning.
Anyone who believes they may have witnessed the crash are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503 588 5032.