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Grandfather, grandson killed in small plane crash near Creswell

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Two people died when a small plane crashed near Creswell in Lane County, fire officials said Monday morning.

South Lane Fire posted on Twitter that the plane had just taken off when it crashed.

KEZI reported the crash occurred around 10 a.m. at Creswell's Hobby Field airport.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office identified the pilot as 35-year-old Milo Skinner of Springfield and the lone passenger as 83-year-old Hal Skinner of Springfield. Hal Skinner owned the plane his grandson was piloting.

Sheriff's Lt. Chris Doyle says the aircraft reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board identified the plane as a Luscombe 8A. The agency said it was investigating the crash.

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