Small Plane Crashes Near Eagle Point
On 01/21/21 at 1148 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call from a citizen reporting a small fixed wing aircraft had crashed in a field north of the 900 block of Yankee Creek Rd and east of the 700 block of Meridian Rd, near Eagle Point, Oregon.
The caller reported that the plane was on fire but the fire was not spreading. Two males described as being in their “twenties” had exited the plane on their own and were injured. They were later transported by Mercy Flights ambulance to a hospital. No details on their injuries are known but they are believed to not be life-threatening.
The plane was found on its left side and had been destroyed except for part the tail section. Units from Jackson County Fire District 3 responded to the scene. The fire was limited to the aircraft.
The aircraft was believed to be on a local flight.
The occupants of the aircraft have not been identified yet. They are from the Southern Oregon area.
JCSO deputies have been in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration and will be coordinating the investigation with the FAA.