VIDEO: Two men dead in small plane crash near La Center

 

 

 

Identities of two men were released by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office Wednesday

LA CENTER — Two people are dead after a single-engine plane crashed into a marshy area near La Center.

A single-engine plane crashed in a marshy area near La Center, killing both men inside. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office
A single-engine plane crashed in a marshy area near La Center, killing both men inside. Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The crash was reported by a pilot flying over the Daybreak area of Clark County around 4:11 p.m., according to a release from the Clark County Sheriff’s office. Emergency crews were able to reach the scene at the dead end of Bjur Road near Northeast 269th Street, thanks to help from the pilot circling overhead.

Clark County Fire and Rescue personnel, along with sheriff’s office deputies, located the downed aircraft, a single-engine two-seater, home built propeller plane, crashed in a shallow pond in about two feet of water.

The pilot was identified as 73-year-old Milo Kays of Camas. The passenger was identified as 70-year-old Dennis Kozacek of Ridgefield. The cause of death for both were multiple blunt force injuries. It’s unclear at this point when or how the crash happened. The crash site is secured, awaiting the arrival of investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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