Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his Search and Rescue Team along with air assets from the Oregon Army National Guard have located a crashed airplane on Mt. Tom, located in southern Linn County just 9 miles east of Harrisburg.
The crash site is located on BLM property that is heavily wooded with rough terrain.
Since learning of a missing airplane from the Creswell Airport on Wednesday, Search and Rescue members have been searching the Mt. Tom area due to the planes last known radar contact.
Today, at about 1pm, a helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard spotted a crashed plane. Upon relaying their coordinates to Linn County Search and Rescue ground support, SAR members found the airplane. One body was found in the wreckage. At the time of this release positive identification of the deceased and the plane have not been confirmed.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been advised and the investigation is continuing.