PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police say the pilot of a small plane wasn't injured when he tried to land atop a sandbar at Wallace Island Tuesday afternoon.
The crash was reported around 1:30 p.m. and the pilot, identified as 67-year-old Douglas P. Pflugradt from Mattawa, Wash., had reported having mechanical issues.
As he was attempting to land on the sandbar, the plane flipped to its top.
Pflugradt wasn't injured, but he was taken to Pearson Air Park by the US Coast Guard. Pflugradt was operating a Kit Fox Super Sport.
Oregon State Police initially told KATU News two people were rescued from the plane, but later walked back that statement, adding someone had jumped from the Lewis and Clark Bridge around the same time.