Harry Mortimer League, of Arlington Heights; Patrick Franzen, of Bend, Oregon Killed in High Performance Lincair Kit Aircraft Crash

Harry Mortimer League, 68, of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Patrick Franzen, 52, of Bend, Oregon were found dead after an single engine airplane crashed near Sisters, Oregon. League was also a resident of Terrebonne, Oregon.

The aircraft wreckage was spread over a large area near a logging road in the Deschutes National Forest. No information was available about the origin or destination airport.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash.


The Lancair IV-Propjet is a single-engine four-seater made of carbon fiber and capable of speeds of 350 mph, and capable of climbing 4,000 feet-per-minute. The model was designed in 1992 and there were about 600 sold as kits before it was replaced by another design several years ago.


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Approximate crash site (green arrow).


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Approximate crash site (green arrow).