Small plane makes emergency landing near Hillsboro

This plane made an emergency landing near Cornelius on June 9, 2017. (KOIN)
This plane made an emergency landing near Cornelius on June 9, 2017. (KOIN)

CORNELIUS, Ore. (KOIN) — A plane was forced to land in a field near Cornelius after it experienced mechanical issues.

On Friday morning, a pilot safely landed a small plane near Skyport Airport.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, it landed at a private airstrip on NW Salzwedel Road.

The plane, which was based out of Hillsboro, landed shortly after it experienced an engine failure at 7 a.m.

The instructor of this training flight reported a loss of oil pressure before making the emergency landing, according to the Cornelius Fire Department.

Officials said 2 people were on board, but neither received any injuries.

Stay tuned to KOIN 6 News for more information soon.