HUBBARD, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The elderly pilot and passenger of a small plane were able to walk away from a crash near Hubbard, Ore. with only minor injuries.
Robert Teneyck, 81, of Woodburn and his passenger Rosalie Carman, 70, of Portland were taken to hospital for minor injuries following the crash just before 11 a.m.
The plane crashed down near S. Meridian Rd. and S. Whiskey Hill Rd. near Hubbard. The pair left Lehnhardt Airpark in Hubbard en route to the Mulino, Ore. airport.
Police said Teneyck noticed the plane’s altitude was too low as he approached a stand of trees, but was unable to correct the plane in time and the wing struck a tree.
Because of the dense wooded area the aircraft crashed in, the two survived relatively unscathed. No structures or property was damaged, and no roads were closed.
An investigation by the Federal Aviation Authority is underway.