Newberg, Ore. — Shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, multiple 911 callers reported witnessing a small airplane spiraling towards the ground and crashing near North Cedar Street in Newberg. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and discovered that the aircraft had crashed through the roof of a residential home, partially resting inside the house and part of the backyard.
Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed the presence of two occupants in the plane. Tragically, one of the occupants was pronounced deceased at the scene. Firefighters extricated the other individual from the aircraft, who was subsequently transported to a Portland trauma hospital via Life Flight helicopter due to serious injuries. Further investigation of the aircraft revealed a third occupant who had also succumbed to the crash.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported among individuals on the ground or in the vicinity of the home at the time of the incident. First responders performed extensive searches within the residence, concluding that no occupants were present. Subsequent interviews with the homeowners indicated that there were multiple people inside the house during the crash, all of whom managed to evacuate safely. The Red Cross has been activated to provide assistance to the displaced family.
In response to the incident, TVF&R’s Technical Rescue Team and Urban Search and Rescue units were mobilized to manage the scene and ensure the structural stability of the home. Crews were also prepared for potential fire suppression efforts, although no fires ensued.
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the crash and the circumstances leading up to the plane colliding with the residential home. Further updates will follow as the investigation progresses.
Fire crews are responding to an aircraft crash off N Cedar street in Newberg. Crews are assessing the wreckage and have activated Life Flight. Please avoid the area. #pdxalert
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Airplane crash into residence
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