Plane Damaged During Landing at Dorris Airport


A plane landed on it's top after a potential mechanical issue near the Dorris Airport on Friday.

Siskiyou County Sheriff's and California Highway Patrol responded to the airport shortly before 11 a.m. and discovered an airplane was involved in a single-plane accident and sustained damage.

The solo pilot was uninjured and declined medical treatment.

Sheriff's say the 53-year-old pilot had a valid pilots license and had a residential address in Klamath Falls.

While mechanical issues and wind conditions are speculated in this incident, Sheriff's say no investigative findings have been verified.

Notifications were made to the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The SCSO is handling the preliminary investigation and was assisted by the CHP.

According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We are grateful there were no injuries resulting from this aviation mishap. I would like to thank the SCSO and CHP, and Butte Valley Ambulance for their rapid response to this incident. The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information about the mishap is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”

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