Two uninjured in emergency plane landing
Jan 24,2007 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

Two men were uninjured Tuesday afternoon when their plane made an emergency landing in a logged off area about 1/4 mile west of Highway 97 near the junction with Highway 138 south of Chemult, Oregon State Police reported

Shortly before 1 p.m. on January 23, a Cessna 172 containing two occupants was enroute from Ashland to Sunriver when it reportedly experienced fuel problems.


Pilot and passenger were uninjured during emergency landing. OSP photo. 

The pilot, 71-year old Donald Karpen of Talent, Oregon, made an emergency landing on a snow-covered logged off area about one mile from the Beaver Marsh airstrip. The plane received front end and wing damage.

Karpen and his passenger, Frederick Stockwell, 62, of Ashland, were not injured.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Mark Crisp advised the pilot will be making arrangements for removal of the plane from the area.

Oregon State Police troopers from the Gilchrist office are completing the investigation.