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Dog survives Oregon plane crash that kills pilot

PORTLAND (Reuters) - A small dog survived the crash on Monday of a single-engine, homemade plane in Oregon that killed the pilot, officials said.

The dog was found, singed and smelling of smoke but otherwise largely unharmed, at a local elementary school near the crash site in rural Hubbard, Oregon, Clackamas County Sheriff's detective Jim Strovink told Reuters.

"The dog somehow escaped and survived," Strovink said. "He was singed, appeared burned and was scared."

The dog did not require veterinary care, Strovink said, and was in the care of Clackamas County Sheriff's personnel who were notifying the family of the pilot about the crash.

The small, homemade aircraft crashed shortly before noon in a tree farm in rural Western Oregon, about 30 miles south of Portland.

The pilot was not immediately identified by authorities, who said there were no other passengers on board the plane when it crashed.

(Editing by Greg McCune)