ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A 69-year-old pilot has walked away from a crash landing in the Willamette Valley.
The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/YM9efn ) that Jim Sieminski maneuvered his plane between a house and barn Friday morning after he ran into trouble on takeoff from a runway at Tallman southeast of Albany.
He told the paper his single-engine plane ran into a crosswind, made a sharp turn and clipped some trees.
As the plane came down, it busted through two fences, hit a shoulder on a roadway that sheared off a wheel, and finally came to rest in a grass seed field about a quarter mile from the runway.
Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com