A plane went down with fire crews saying initially the pilot, and sole occupant of the plane were not seriously injured. “Fire crews are enroute to an aircraft incident near twin oaks air park. A small plane went down just north of the air park. Initial reports indicate the sole occupant of the plane is okay,” Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue tweeted after the small plane crashed in Hillsboro, Thursday afternoon just north of the Twin Oaks Airpark.
TVF&R also tweeted, “Aircraft incident update: The aircraft landed in a field north of the airpark. Paramedics have checked out the pilot, who is doing well, and no fire danger was present.
Officials said there was no fire danger at the crash scene and crews were cleared. “We’re glad that the occupant is doing OK and that the outcome was better than it initially looked,” spokesperson Stefan Myers said. Aircraft controllers at Twin Oaks Airpark alerted TVF&R to the emergency after the plane went down just north of the landing strip near Southwest River Road.
Myers said an agency investigator was headed to the scene to determine more about the cause of the crash and whether the incident would require a Federal Aviation Administration investigation.