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US 2 dead in small plane crash near Oregon eclipse viewing site

03:15  20 august  2017
03:15  20 august  2017 Source:   ap.org

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MADRAS, Ore. - Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse .

Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse . The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras

Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse. © Google Maps Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.

MADRAS, Ore. — Authorities say two people died in a small plane crash near a central Oregon airport where people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.

The Central Oregon Emergency Information Network says the pilot and a passenger were killed in the crash about 2 p.m. Saturday about a mile south of Madras Municipal Airport. Authorities did not identify the victims.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkin says the crash started a brushfire on a cliff.

Campers have been gathering at the airport for Monday's eclipse.

About 200,000 people are expected in the area that's considered a prime viewing spot as the moon completely blots out the sun.

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