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Pilot killed when small plane crashes into house in McMinnville, Ore.

Oct. 28, 2013 at 8:28 PM   |   Comments

MCMINNVILLE, Ore., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The pilot of a small, single-engine plane was killed Monday when it crashed through the roof of a McMinnville, Ore., home, officials said.

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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