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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Update: Pilot dies in plane crash


May 16, 2019

Update 05/17: The name of the pilot who died has been released as Gillean James McCown, 51, of Eugene.

A small plane crashed into a Creswell backyard just south of Hobby Field Airport on Saturday evening, killing the pilot.

The name of the victim, who was operating the ultralight aircraft, has not been identified. He was the only person in the two-seat aircraft, said Shelley Humble, airport manager.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene at 8:33 p.m. One minute after arriving on the scene, at 8:43, the subject was pronounced dead, according to d...

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