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UPDATE: Pilot, passenger in Longview plane crash identified, plane crash due to engine failure

No one was injured or taken to the hospital.

LONGVIEW — UPDATE: According to the Longview Police Department, 74-year-old Longview native Randall Coggin, told police that he had fixed the plane and was testing it when the engine failed and he made a hard landing.

Coggin was in the plane with 67-year-old Longview native Coby Melvin when they took off in a 1946 Sivair Luscombe 9A from a private runway about two miles from the crash site.

Both men were treated and released at the scene.

Police said that Officials from the NTSB and FAA are on the way to the scene for further investigation.


Officers from the Longview Police Department are on the scene of a plane crash on a field at the dead end of Mission Creek.

The plane crashed early Friday morning.

According to police, DPS troopers are also expected to arrive at the scene.

Kristie Brian with LPD said that a couple of people were on the plane at the time of the crash, but no one was injured, and they refused medical treatment.

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