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Two injured as plane makes ‘hard landing’ near Hillsboro

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(courtesy Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue) (courtesy Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue)

A pilot and a passenger were injured Thursday afternoon after a single-engine plane made a hard landing near Hillsboro.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane,a 1963 Piper 250 Comanche, landed at the Twin Oaks Airpark around 2:20 p.m.

Washington County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old John Gorman was receiving additional training for an advanced certification. The flight instructor was 68-year-old Ronald Magnus.

Deputies determined that Gorman was landing the plane and was unable to maintain enough air speed to land on the runway. The plane came up short and collided with the ground at the edge of the runway.

Two of the three landing gears were torn off the plane and the fuselage and wings sustained damage during the crash.

Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Gorman and Magnus were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA responded to the scene to complete the investigation.

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