Helicopter instructor, student pilot die in Oregon crash

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Posted: Jul 03, 2015 4:09 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter flight instructor and a student pilot have died after crashing into a farm field near Newberg.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1KyySBf ) that Sgt. Chris Ray, a Yamhill County Sheriff's Office spokesman, says the helicopter crashed Wednesday night. The victims hadn't been identified as of Thursday.

The crash site is about a mile from the Chehalem Airpark, the home of Precision Aviation Training. The instructor had been employed by the flight school.

A Precision manager posted on the company's Facebook page saying the accident had occurred during a routine training session.

Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com