Pilot injured when small plane crashes in NJ marsh

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the small plane was approaching a central Oregon airport when it crashed, the Oregonian/Oregonlive reports.

Officials in OR originally reported that two people died in the Saturday afternoon crash, but a futher investigation revealed that only one person was killed near the airport in the town where many people are gathering to view the solar eclipse.

KNTV reported the plane had taken off from the San Carlos Airport on Saturday, citing an unnamed airport employee, but an airport employee told The Chronicle on Sunday that it wasn't clear whether that was true.

At 1:54 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was notified by dispatchers of the plane crash.

The video below shows the plane crash site, via drone. County emergency officials said only one person was on board.

When emergency responders got to the scene, the plane was engulfed in flames, according to the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, which is operated by local, state and federal officials.

Campers have been gathering at the airplane terminal for Monday's shroud.

The crash did start a small brush fire, but was quickly put out.

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