Man dies in Southern Oregon plane crash

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WHITE CITY, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a Medford man has died after crashing a small airplane into a field in White City, officials said.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 80-year-old Henry Levin was attempting to land his single-engine airplane at Beagle Sky Ranch Airport when it crashed less than a mile away in the backyard of a residence around 3 p.m. Sunday, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Aaron Lewis says the Piper Tri-Pacer airplane clipped several trees before hitting the field.

He says the crash caused a small grass fire which was quickly extinguished. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

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