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Two killed in Klamath County plane crash


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say two people were killed when a small plane crashed in southern Oregon.

Oregon State Police say a Fish and Wildlife trooper was working with a volunteer Sunday when they heard a plane that sounded as if it was having engine trouble in a remote section of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail.

Police say the plane could be heard as it hit the ground less than a mile away and that searchers were unable to immediately find it.

Police say on Monday morning in clearer weather, a helicopter crew was able to spot the wreckage and other crews reached the scene.

Police say 60-year-old Chantal Canopii and her husband, 54-year-old Juan Canopii, both of Glendale, were found dead in the wreckage.

The plane, a Cirrus SR-22, was traveling from Klamath Falls to Medford.

Authorities are investigating.

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