ALBANY, Ore. (AP) A small plane spun from the sky and crashed into a cornfield in western Oregon on Friday, killing all three men on board, officials said.
Witnesses saw the plane "in a spin, out of control," said Tim Mueller, the Linn County sheriff.
"There's no indication that it tried to land or skidded. It looks like it just hit where it hit," Mueller said.
It appeared that all three men who were not immediately identified died on impact, the sheriff said.
The four-seat Lancair ES took off from Salem at 10:05 a.m. en route to Klamath Falls by way of Eugene, said Mike Fergus, a regional spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
The single-engine plane was flying at about 13,000 feet when radar contact was lost at 10:17 a.m. The plane was reported down at 10:19 a.m., Fergus said.