Published: November 27. 2012 4:00AM PST
Officials investigate a piece of a plane Monday on the side of state Highway 226 near Crabtree.
Linn County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the small plane crash east of Albany that scattered enough debris to temporarily close a nearby state highway. There was no immediate word on the status of those aboard the plane.
Undersheriff Bruce Riley said in a statement that the plane crash was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Monday. He said his office did not immediately know the extent of any injuries or the identity of those aboard.
The plane reportedly crashed in a field in a rural residential area about nine miles east of Albany in the Willamette Valley.
— The Associated Press
David Patton / Albany Democrat-Herald