One dead in southern Oregon plane crash

Oregon State Police responded to a plane crash Wednesday in southern Oregon. (Photo via Oregon State Police)

One person is dead after a plane crash Wednesday morning near Klamath Falls.

The plane went down Wednesday morning in an alfalfa field about a mile from the airport.

The Klamath County Sheriff's Office identified the pilot as 79-year-old Abraham "Dutch" Van Rood of Klamath Falls.

Sheriff Chris Kaber said the single-seat plane — red, white and blue — appeared to be an experimental aircraft. Witnesses reported seeing it fly erratically shortly before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration headed to the scene to investigate.

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