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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2006

In brief: Jet crashes into home, killing pilot

A 1951 British fighter jet crashed into a densely populated neighborhood near the Hillsboro Airport during an air show Sunday afternoon, killing the pilot and destroying a house

No residents or others on the ground were hurt, said Connie King, a spokeswoman for the Hillsboro Fire Department. The pilot’s name was not immediately released. King said the jet was taking off to return to Southern California when it slammed into a house at 4:28 p.m.

The homeowner, Donna Reynolds, was not home at the time, said Ed Kerbs, a neighbor and board member of the homeowners association.

People were home at another house that sustained significant damage, but they escaped without injury, King said.

The crash occurred toward the end of the two-day Oregon International Air Show, where the plane had been on display, but not performing, said Steve Callaway, an air show board member.

Marysville, Wash.

Abandoned baby recovering

A newborn was recovering at a hospital Sunday after apparently being discarded in a plastic bag near a retaining pond, KING-TV reported.

The baby boy appeared to be just hours old, with umbilical cord still attached and blood on his body. Marysville police say they are talking with a person of interest.

The child’s cries – heard through an open window at a nearby home – prompted residents to search the area late Saturday.

The man who eventually found the child in a torn plastic bag had originally thought people were hearing a cat.

The infant, found behind a fence surrounding the retaining pond, may have been tossed there, KING reported.


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