That destruction would plunge from the sky into a vacation cottage in Gearhart is the kind of capricious tragedy that sends shivers up the spine.

Much remains unknown or uncertain at this point so soon after this horrendous event. Cautious and thorough investigation will eventually unravel the mystery of how a plane came to explode in a quiet residential neighborhood.

In the meantime, we can only mourn and offer our deepest sympathies to the victims of this accident and to the traumatized community of Gearhart, which has been deeply shaken in every sense.

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