Camas flight instructor Vancouver teen killed in plane crash

first_img(Updated at 9:15 p.m.)A Camas flight instructor and a Vancouver teenager were killed late Wednesday in a plane crash near Goble, Ore.Todd Norrish, 47, and 17-year-old student pilot Jimmy Kravets died when the small Cessna aircraft they were flying went down sometime Wednesday evening, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies received notification of a missing pilot late that night. Searchers located the wreckage and the bodies of both of the plane’s occupants at 3:38 a.m. Thursday. A cellphone signal helped identify the location, authorities said.The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash scene. The cause of the crash so far remains unclear.Earlier reports indicated that the plane took off in rainy skies Wednesday from Pearson Field in Vancouver. The plane was registered to Aero Maintenance. On Thursday, owner Bill Gough released a written statement on behalf of the company.“We at Aero Maintenance Flight Center Inc. offer our prayers and condolences to the families and friends of one of our flight instructors and a student who were lost yesterday evening in an aircraft accident,” Gough said. “We are deeply saddened by this accident and are currently assisting the FAA and NTSB with their investigation with the hopes that the cause of the accident will be determined quickly.”last_img

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