Report that a fire recon plane made forced landing in Oregon

Cessna 206
File photo (not the aircraft that crashed) of a Cessna 206.

Little information is available about a reported forced landing made last week by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) air attack plane, 52 Uniform.

The Cessna 206 was on a fire recon mission when the pilot reported a mechanical malfunction and was forced to set down in the Black Bear Swamp northeast of Butte Falls. Both occupants of the aircraft escaped injury, but the plane was severely damaged.

There is a report that both men walked away, literally hiking out to meet personnel on the way to assist them.

The accident occurred around August 9. We will update this article when personnel at the ODF return our calls.

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