2 people swim to shore after single-engine plane crashes into Columbia River in Cascade Locks


A man and woman from Washington escaped a plane crash into the Columbia River on Sunday morning.

According to 911 calls to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, a single-engine airplane was headed toward the Cascade Locks Airfield just before noon Sunday. Callers said that it appeared the landing gear did not properly descend in preparation for landing.

The plane then turned toward the river and skipped along the water, slowing, before coming to a rest on top of the water. It then sank into the Coast Guard waterway near the Port of Cascade Locks Marina.

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