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Captain Jeff “Tebo” Kropf, 45, of Halsey, and Timothy Dean Carter, 46, of Portland were killed in a Vans RV-6 Single Engine Airplane, crash on Highway 226 and Brewster Road on Nov. 26.

Kropf is known to many in Lebanon and throughout the mid-valley for the Young Eagles flights he gave out of LebanAir Aviation. “I know he was a good, safe Pilot,” said Ernie Kropf of his brother. “One of his favorite things to do was give free Young Eagles flights.” Jeff Kropf had set a goal to give 200 Young Eagle flights this year. Larry Knox of LebanAir Aviation said Kropf was just three short of that goal before the crash. Kropf was the passenger, Knox said, in the plane that went down at about 3:40 p.m. Dawn McUne witnessed the plane going down while travelling north on Brewster Road to take her children to 4-H. “It made a spiral down and crashed into the field,” McUne said. She said she and other drivers had pulled over after seeing the accident. “One gentleman quickly jumped over the fence (to help),” McUne said. She called her husband Russ McUne first because the plane went down close to their home, then called 911. “Our house is just right there an