Pilot dies in Eastern Ore. plane crash

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Eastern Oregon say the pilot of a small plane hit a power line and died in the crash.

The Malheur County sheriff’s department says the crash happened about 11 a.m. Sunday, and the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation.

Deputy Wade Holom says there was only one person aboard.

He says the power line was about 2 miles below Owyhee Dam. The dam is on the Owyhee River south of Ontario near the Idaho border. It provides irrigation water and electricity.

Holom says that because of the federal investigation, the sheriff’s office didn’t plan to release more information Monday about the crash.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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