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Pilot, passenger walk away from plane crash near Aurora

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AURORA, OR (KPTV) -

The pilot and passenger of a small plane walked away after the plane they were in crashed this morning near Hubbard.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reports the small plane crashed near South Meridian Road and South Whiskey Hill Road, just before 11 a.m.

Officials say the plane was traveling from Lenhardt Airpark in Hubbard and headed to Mulino Airport when the pilot noticed his altitude was too low as he approached some trees.

The pilot, identified as Robert Teneyck, 81 of Woodburn, told authorities he was unable to correct the plane in time, and as a result, the wing of his plane struck a tree which caused the plane to go down.

Teneyck and his passenger, Rosalie Carman, 70, of Portland were not seriously hurt in the crash, but they were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

There were no structures or property damaged by the downed plane.

The FAA will investigate the crash.

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