SISTERS, Ore. -- A pilot from Tigard was able to walk away from a small plane crash in Central Oregon.

Daniel Bernath, 53, crash-landed the small single engine plane just after 6 p.m. at the Sisters Eagle Airport, police said.

The plane went down about 200 yards south of the runway. It sustained damage to its nose and undercarriage.

Investigators said Bernath did not anticipate the winds along his flight and he ran out of gas. He was able to get out of the wrecked plane on his own before emergency crews arrived and did not suffer any serious injuries.

Bernath was the only person on board. He told investigators he took off in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and had planned to fly to Sacramento, Calif. but he ran out of gas and had to make the emergency landing at the small airport in Sisters.

The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating.

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