Pilot hurt in plane crash near St. Helens

Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009

ST. HELENS, Ore. - The Columbia County sheriff's office said a pilot was injured when his single-seat plane crashed northwest of St. Helens on Monday.

The sheriff's office began looking for the plane after the Federal Aviation Administration reported that it had dropped off its radar northwest of the Scappoose Industrial Airpark at about 10:40 a.m. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the plane at about 1 p.m.

The pilot, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland. His condition was not immediately available.

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