Just before 3 P.M. this afternoon, the Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol located a possible crash site and reported it to Lake County Incident Command.
An Oregon National Guard HH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was dispatched to the scene and confirmed the tail number of the airplane was that of Tony Nicholls’. The occupant was deceased. The aircraft wreckage was at 6500 feet in elevation on the west face of Hart Mountain. The location of the crash is approximately 13 miles North East of Plush, Oregon.
An investigation is underway at the scene. The FAA and the NTSB are being notified of the location of the aircraft.
More to follow as it becomes available. Next of kin has been notified. Confirmation of the aircraft’s occupant is assumed only at this time pending positive identification.
News Release from: Klamath Co. Sheriff’s Office