2 dead, 1 injured after plane crashes through Oregon home

Two people died and one was seriously injured after a small plane crashed through the roof of a home in Newberg on Tuesday evening.
Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 9:37 AM EDT
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NEWBERG Ore. (KPTV/Gray News) - Two people died and one was seriously injured Tuesday after a small plane crashed through the roof of a home in Newberg, Oregon, KPTV reports.

Just before 7 p.m., 911 received multiple calls about a small airplane seen spiraling toward the ground and crashing near North Cedar Street. Firefighters found the plane crashed through the roof of a home. It had come to a rest partially in the home and part of the backyard.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue says two people in the plane died at the scene, while a third person from the aircraft was taken by life flight to an area hospital with serious injuries. No one in the home or on the ground was injured.

Multiple people were inside the home at the time of the crash, but they were able to evacuate safely.

The plane was from the Hillsboro Aero Academy, who put out a statement on Wednesday afternoon.

We ar Hillsboro Aero Academy are deeply saddened to report an aircraft accident that resulted in the deaths of two members of our aviation community and serious injury to a third,” the statement said. “We can confirm that one of our aircraft on a training flight crashed near the town of Newberg, OR on the evening of October 3rd.”

Officials identified Barrett Bevacqua, 20, of Hillsboro, and Michele Cavallotti, 22, of Hillsboro, as the victims who died in the crash. Cavallotti was an instructor with the Hillsboro Aero Academy and Bevacqua was a student pilot.

The third occupant of the plane was identified as Emily Hurd, 20, of Hillsboro.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department is working in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board on the investigation.