Capt. Matt Scales of the McMinnville Police Department told The (Portland) Oregonian the pilot was killed in the 1:25 p.m. crash, but a woman inside the house at 512 NW 22nd St. was uninjured.
The plane came to rest in the home's garage.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane was a Lancair, a high-performance aircraft made from a kit.
Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were on the scene.
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