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2 dead, 1 injured after plane crashes through the roof of a home in Oregon

The two people who were killed were identified as Michele Cavallotti, an instructor at Hillsboro Aero Academy, and Barrett Bevacqua, a student pilot, police said.
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Two people were killed and another was injured when a small plane crashed through the roof of a home in Oregon on Tuesday night, officials said.

Multiple people called 911 reporting seeing a small plane spiraling toward the ground and crashing in Newberg, about 23 miles southwest of Portland, just before 7 p.m. PT, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said on Facebook.

Firefighters found the plane had crashed through the roof of a home, the fire and rescue service said. Part of the aircraft was found inside the home, with the rest of it in the backyard, it said.

2 dead, 1 injured after plane crashes through roof of home in Oregon
Fire crews at the scene after a plane crashed through the roof of a house Tuesday in Newberg, Ore.Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue

Initially, firefighters found two occupants in the plane, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene. The second occupant was flown by helicopter to a Portland trauma hospital with serious injuries.

After crews were able to "gain additional access" to more of the aircraft, they found a third occupant, who had died.

Michele Cavallotti, 22, and Barrett Bevacqua, 20, died in the crash, Newberg-Dundee police said Wednesday.

Cavallotti was an instructor with the Hillsboro Aero Academy, and Bevacqua was a student pilot. They were both from Hillsboro, Oregon, police said.

Initially, firefighters did not believe anyone was inside the home when the plane crashed, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said. Firefighters had searched it multiple times and confirmed there were no occupants, it said.

However, later interviews with the homeowners revealed that multiple people had been inside at the time but that all evacuated safely, the fire and rescue service said.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the family, who authorities said have been displaced from their home.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.