Plane Lands Upside Down at Sisters Airport; Passenger Injured

April 11, 2019

A single-engine airplane flipped over after having to land on a dirt strip parallel to the runway at Sisters Eagle Airport on Wednesday morning, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot, identified as Brian Lansburgh, 73, of Sisters, was attempting to land at 10:43 a.m., but hit a cross wind and ended up landing off the runway, which caused the plane to flip on its top, said Sgt. William Bailey, sheriff’s spokesman. Also on board was passenger John Watson, 88, of Bend.

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