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(Newport, OR)  --  An Oregon mayor is being identified as the pilot involved in a crash landing in Newport.  Authorities say Newport Mayor Dean Sawyer, a long-time license pilot, was flying a Cessna Monday when it experienced mechanical problems.  Sawyer landed the plane on a Newport-area beach, just north of the Jetty.  Sawyer and a seven-year-old child were taken to a hospital for treatment and released.  A third passenger, the child's mother, had to be flown to a Portland hospital with serious injuries.

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