News Plane Crashes — 06 October 2017

A small aircraft crashed upon landing Thursday the Twin Oaks Airpark in Washington County.

Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the 1963 Piper 250 Comanche, carrying two people, came up short on the runway, popped up and then came back down, crashing on the runway.

The pilot, John Gorman, 39, was training for an advanced certification.

He and flight instructor 68-year-old Ronald Magnus were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

There was significant damage to the plane including a twisted fuselage and damage to the wings and tail.

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Two men were injured after a small plane crash landed at an airport in Hillsboro, officials said Thursday.

John Gorman, 39, tried to land a 1963 Piper 250 Comanche single engine plane at the Twin Oaks Airpark shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Washington County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray said.

But Gorman came up short during the landing and hit the edge of the runway.

The plane went back up before hitting the runway again hard, Ray said.

Ronald Magnus, a 68-year-old flight instructor, was also in the plane.

Gorman is a licensed pilot and was working towards an advanced certification at the time of the crash, Ray said.

Both Gorman and Magnus suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

The airplane was badly damaged in the crash.

The airport, located on River Road, is privately owned and operated,

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