One dead, one injured in plane crash at Grove Field near Camas

Mark Lewallen, 69, of Vancouver, was killed after crashing his vintage BT-13

Updated April 29, 2021 with identity of Vancouver man killed in crash.

One person died and another was injured after a small plane crashed into a hangar at Grove Field Airport near Camas on Wednesday, April 21. 

First responders from East County Fire and Rescue and the Camas-Washougal Fire Department responded to the small airfield north of Camas at 3:13 p.m. April 21.  

ECFR Fire Chief Mike Carnes said the small aircraft, a vintage BT-13, crashed into a hangar on the northwestern end of the airfield. 

The pilot and owner of the plane, later identified as Mark L. Lewallen, 69, of Vancouver, died in the crash. A second person, riding in the rear of the aircraft, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with traumatic injuries. 

Grove Field, located at 632 N.E. 267th Ave., about three miles north of Camas, is owned and operated by the Port of Camas-Washougal. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.