Two Injured In Chiloquin Plane Crash

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Sun, June 9 2013 at 2:21 PM, Updated: Sun, June 9 2013 at 2:27 PM

Two people from California survived a plane crash near Chiloquin Sunday morning...

The crash happened shortly after 10 in the morning at the Chiloquin State Airport.

Trooper Craig Rice of the Oregon State Police says Carl and Deborah Faith of Montague, California apparently lost control upon landing...

"There was another plane that landed just prior to them.  They were both going to stop here for a few minutes.  They witnessed the crash.  As far as the initial investigation, possibly pilot error at this time."

Police say the single-engine Cessna drifted off the runway and went into the dirt.

"As far as the roadway evidence, that's kind of what it appears to be."  Notes Trooper Rice.  "Like they were too fast, tried to make the corner into the parking area here, and ended up going into the ditch and flipping the aircraft over."

Carl and Deborah Faith were taken by ambulance to Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Their conditions have not been released, police say their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.


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Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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