2 Killed In Portland Plane Crash; Victims Identified

Posted at 7:44 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 19:25:57-04

A second person has died after a small plane crashed in Portland.  

The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Portland Municipal Airport. 

Portland's Police Chief said the Grumman American AA-1B was preparing to land when it experienced a problem, hit a tree, and crashed about 2,500 feet from the end of Runway 1.

Two men were on board at the time, and both were ejected from the plane upon impact. Reports stated 61-year-old Harold Ray Mckissack, of Hendersonville, was found dead at the scene.

Authorities said the second occupant, identified as 33-year-old Raferal Johnson, of Nashville, was found injured. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFight. Authorities said they were notified around 11:58 p.m. Tuesday that Johnson had also passed away.

The FAA and the National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating.