Plane crash-lands after takeoff from Hillsboro Airport
A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Hillsboro on Tuesday afternoon, June 7.
Firefighters responded to the scene of the emergency landing at Northeast Evergreen Road and 25th Avenue. The road was closed in the eastbound direction for several hours.
Authorities say the plane had crashed on the grounds of the Hillsboro Airport at the end of one of the runways in the grassy area, then went through a fence.
The plane reportedly crashed because it lost power after taking off.
Hillsboro Fire & Rescue says there were two people on board, but they were able to get out by themselves and walked away uninjured. No other injuries were reported.
The Hillsboro Police Department tweeted that it was responding to the crash scene at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday.
We are currently working airplane crash on NE Evergreen Rd. just east of North E. 25th Ave. Both lanes eastbound of NE Evergreen Parkway will be closed for several hours while the airplane is removed. There were two people inside the airplane who are not injured during the crash. pic.twitter.com/TTlud5j7HW— Hillsboro Police Dpt (@HillsboroPolice) June 8, 2022
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