Ore. pilot: We never saw other plane in crash

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 4, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 5 at 7:14 AM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A pilot says a midair crash in Idaho that injured two Roseburg men and killed a 2-year-old boy last week came without warning.

The Roseburg News-Review reports 39-year-old Chris Jordan says he didn't see or hear the other plane.

Jordan was landing a single-engine Piper Tri-Pacer Friday at the Johnson Creek Airport, a back-country airstrip near Yellow Pine in western Idaho.

The Valley County Sheriff's Office says a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron also heading for a landing came down on top of Jordan's plane about 60 feet in the air,

The other pilot, Ronald Beitel, of Salt Lake City, was seriously injured, and his young son was killed.

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