Minor injuries for pilot, passenger in small plane crash

HUBBARD, Ore. – An 81-year-old pilot and his 70-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries when their small plane crashed near Hubbard on Saturday morning.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Mendoza said the pilot, Robert Teneyck of Woodburn, noticed his altitude was too low as the plane was approaching some trees. A wing struck a tree and the plane crashed into the woods near South Meridian Road and Whiskey Hill Road.

Teneyck and his passenger, Rosalie Carman of Portland, were able to get out of the plane and were walking around when firefighters and medics arrived, Mendoza said. They were taken to a hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.