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Canyonville plane crash victims identified

The deputy state medical examiner identified the victims as Ernie and Elaina Knigge of Roseburg. Their plane crashed into the side of Canyon Mountain early Sunday morning, sparking a wildfire.
/ Source: KMTR-TV

Canyonville (KMTR) – Investigators have identified the two people killed in a small plane crash near Canyonville in Douglas County. The deputy state medical examiner conducted an autopsy on the remains of the victims Tuesday and identified them as Ernie and Elaina Knigge of Roseburg. Their plane crashed into the side of Canyon Mountain early Sunday morning, sparking a wildfire. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of the crash. NTSB investigators say it could take months before they finish their report.

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