HARRISBURG, Ore. (AP) — A plane has crashed in western Oregon, killing four people.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his deputies responded to the crashed in a field Friday near the town of Harrisburg and that the four occupants of the plane died.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports the plane was approaching the Eugene Airport when it crashed about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the airport.

Marty Nill, who with his brother operates a private airfield near Harrisburg, said in a phone interview that conditions are very windy.

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