Four people were uninjured Sunday evening in a plane crash on the landing strip at Nehalem Bay State Park south of Manzanita in Tillamook County. According to Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, this is the only Oregon state park with a landing strip. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were notified for further investigation.
On Sept. 2, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a recreational aircraft with four total occupants piloted by Jeremy Davidson, age 34, from Portland, was approaching the landing strip when a gust of wind reportedly pushed the plane to the far side of the land strip. Davidson was unable to control the plane and it subsequently crashed into the tree line just off the landing strip.
Davidson and three passengers, two women and one man, also from Portland, were not injured.
Local emergency responding agencies including Oregon State Police troopers and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. The FAA and NTSB authorized removal of the plane from the site.