Coast Guard rescues pilot after biplane crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Coast Guard rescues pilot after biplane crash



















(Photo: US Coast Guard)

ASTORIA, Ore. - The Coast Guard rescued a 54-year-old man from a forested area 21 miles southeast of North Bend, Ore., after his plane crashed Sunday.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, notified the Coast Guard of the crash at approximately 2:45 p.m. 

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend was dispatched to the scene.

The pilot, Paul Schafer, who was conscious and able to communicate with a radio, was found and escorted safely to the helicopter.  He was taken to Air Station North Bend where he was transported to Bay Area Hospital in North Bend by ambulance.

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