Husband and Wife killed in plane crash in Klamath County

A Glendale couple dies in an airplane crash in Klamath County. (Oregon State Police)

[UPDATE 7:07 p.m.] The plane has been identified as a Cirrus SR-22 and the investigation is still continuing to determine the cause and who was the pilot.


A plane traveling from Klamath Falls to Medford crashes in Klamath County on Sunday.

Oregon State Police say at 10:43 a.m. OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper was working with volunteers between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mtn in a remote section of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail heard a plane crash less than a mile away.

Emergency crews were unable to locate the plane on Sunday due to cloud cover that was at a treetop level.

Improved weather conditions on Monday morning allowed a helicopter to locate wreckage and helped direct rescue crews through thick timber to the area.

The victims of the crash were identified as 54-year-old Juan Canopii and 60-year-old Chantal Canopii, both of Glendale, Oregon were pronounced dead at the scene.

The FAA and NTSB will be taking over the investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

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