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Small plane smacks into kayaker when it loses control during takeoff, Oregon cops say

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A 42-year-old woman was kayaking on the Willamette River in Oregon when a small plane crashed into her, officials said. The pilot was taking off from a small gravel island in the middle of the river Wednesday when he lost control and smacked into the kayak, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said. The kayaker was hurt but the extent of her injuries were not disclosed. (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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cmuncy
Chris Muncy 3
So what was the issue w/ the plane? Glad the kayaker appears to be not critical. A little frustrated that this news piece is a bit lacking in more details.
linbb
linbb 4
Think he was making a normal TO quite often the tires will skim the water should have been more alert for things. Bad pilot skills here. And yes have been on board of a light AC landing and taking off from a short gravel bar.
Propwash122
A bit more detail:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/266417

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/kayaker-hit-by-small-plane-on-willamette-river/283-3bd7385f-b5e7-4a27-91b4-ae51a5c2eb9e
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I smell a Lawsuit coming on this one!
pittonifouras
no chance 😒
Quirkyfrog
Bad place, bad time. Wow...
rebelhelms
Rebel Helms 0
How coincidental… this plane hits the only person kayaking in the river … 🤨 little odd to me. What’s the deal with rivers anyways ? We’ve had two recent plans crashes in the river in my local area. One being the owner of Phillips 66🤨 o i l company….. gonna need more detail for sure

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