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A Linn County Sheriff deputy approaches the scene of a small plane crash north of Harrisburg Ore. that left four people dead Friday

One of the victims of Friday's plane crash in Linn County was a prospective University of Oregon Student, John Zitting, 17, according to AroundtheO and an OregonLive article. There were no survivors.

The pilot of the plane, identified as 67-year-old Acton resident Gregory Aletky, also died in the crash.

Zitting, 42, Karen Blackmore Zitting, 37, and John Brendan Zitting, 17.

"We're checking to see if there's a pulse or anything. four people, no pulse. there's nobody that appears to be alive".

It's unclear why the plane turned and why it overshot Eugene Airport.

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Aletky was killed in the crash, along with all three of his passengers.

"Four people, no pulse", Later said.

Aletky's commercial pilot certificate was issued in 2011, FAA records show.

Mark Zitting of Heber City, Utah, described his brother John as a man who lived life to the fullest, loved to travel and loved the ocean. The crash happened at approximately 3:08 p.m., according to Pulkrabek. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have custody of the airplane.

There were few other details about the crash available Friday, including what caused the crash and where the plane was headed.

Linn County Sheriff's deputies and the Harrisburg Fire Department are on scene.

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