Pilot killed in Nevada crash was Oregon fireman

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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 8:03 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say both of the pilots who died in midair collision over northern Nevada were from Oregon.

The Lyon County sheriff's office confirmed in a statement Tuesday that 28-year-old Tyler Adams of Corvallis died Sunday when the two small planes crashed about 60 miles southeast of Reno. The sheriff said no other new information is available.

The planes collided about 8 a.m. Sunday during an informal fly-in at a dry lake bed near Yerington.

The other victim, Capt. Thomas R. Weiss of Roseburg, was a longtime Oregon firefighter and paramedic who often flew spotter planes over forest fires in his spare time.

The chief of his fire district in rural southwest Oregon identified him on Monday. Chief Greg Marlar said Weiss was a professional who gave 110 percent to his profession and community.