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In brief: Student pilot lands plane upside down

Sat., Jan. 26, 2013, midnight

A Gig Harbor, Wash., pilot crash-landed his plane upside down near Shelton, Wash., on Thursday after losing power.

The 23-year-old student pilot was flying a small plane from Hoquiam to Bremerton during a solo flight when he lost power in bad weather over Mason County, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The pilot tried to land the plane on Shelton Matlock Road when the plane’s wing hit a road sign, causing the aircraft to flip.

The plane landed 20 feet up the roadway upside down. The pilot was not injured.

The Washington State Patrol, Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Fire District 12 responded.

Oregon wolf killed by hunter in Idaho

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – An Oregon wolf known to biologists as OR-16 has been killed by a hunter in Idaho.

It’s the second gray wolf equipped with a tracking collar to be shot after leaving Oregon, where they cannot be hunted or shot for attacking livestock.

Oregon wildlife officials say OR-16 was a member of the Walla Walla pack in northeastern Oregon and crossed the Snake River into Idaho last month. He was shot near Lowman, Idaho, on Saturday.

Last year, a wolf known as OR-9 crossed into Idaho and was illegally shot by a hunter who was later issued a warning.


 

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