MADRAS, OR -- Jefferson County officials have identified the pilot killed in a weekend plane crash south of the Madras Airport. Mark James Rich, a 59-year-old Menlo Park, California man, was killed when his 2002 fixed-wing, single engine aircraft crashed into Willow Creek Canyon, Saturday afternoon.
Reports indicate he was on his way to land at the airport when his plane went down.
In a statement issued Monday, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said the Rich family asks for privacy. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.