Couple from Boring killed in Salem plane crash
Two residents of Boring were killed in an airplane crash at the Salem Municipal Airport on Saturday, Jan. 29.
They are identified as Daniel and Cynthia "Cyndi" McKenna, ages 66 and 61, respectively.
Cyndi McKenna had previously owned the Cool Printing and Graphic print shop in Sandy. According to a 2015 story in the Sandy Post, she decided to go into the business because graphics was her favorite class at Sandy High School and when she took graphic art courses at Mt. Hood Community College.
Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel conducted an initial investigation into the incident. They told the Salem Reporter on Jan. 30 that Daniel McKenna was piloting, apparently practicing takeoffs and landings, and he made no emergency call to the tower before the crash during good flying conditions in clear weather.
According to the Salem Police Department, at approximately 3 p.m. on Jan. 29, the Salem police and fire departments were dispatched to the call of a plane crash at the airport. When emergency crews arrived, they located a single aircraft that had crashed near the end of a runway. Initial witness statements indicated the plane had been attempting to land when the crash occurred.
Both occupants of the plane were declared deceased at the scene.
A Sandy Post story about Cynthia McKenna can be found here.
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