Small plane crashes at site of country music festival
Aug. 21, 2018
BROWNSVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his small plane crashed at the site of a recently-held country music festival south of Salem near Brownsville.
Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm says deputies responded to the crash Monday and found that a single passenger experimental airplane had crashed into some temporary fencing where a festival beer garden had been.
Timm says 69-year-old John Loomis of Eugene told authorities he was taking photos of the area and the Willamette Country Music Festival site.
Timm says Loomis was taken by ambulance to a Springfield hospital with minor lacerations and back pain.
Authorities are investigating.