Two killed in Oregon Fish and Wildlife plane crash

Federal Aviation Administration alerts Oregon aviation accident attorneys- A fatal plane crash left two people dead.

Legal news for Oregon aviation accident attorneys. Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in an Oregon forest.

Corvallis, OR—A small plane crash in an Oregon forest left a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee and a contractor dead, after their plane was discovered on Monday, January 18, 2010. Search helicopters were dispatched after the plane failed to arrive at Corvallis at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2010, as reported by The Washington Post.

The pilot and Fish and Wildlife Service employee from Blodgett, Vernon Ray Bentley, 52, and his passenger, David Sherwood Pitkin, 59, of Bandon, who was a former employee and was working for the agency as a contractor, were killed in the crash. They were reportedly involved in the annual midwinter count of migratory birds when the plane went down. The Benton County sheriff’s deputies found the wreckage of the Cessna plane by a radio signal from the plane’s locator beacon. The beacon helped rescue teams to narrow the crash site to an area near Philomath, after the small plane did not land in Corvallis as scheduled. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are conducting a full investigation into the fatal plane crash. It is unknown what caused the plane to crash at this time. The plane is reportedly registered in Idaho.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Oregon aviation accident lawyers.