N500FV Aero Commander 500B down in Oregon . . .

Aircraft flew VFR Reading CA, to Burns, OR yesterday - and went missing over mountainous area. Wreckage was found 70 miles South of Burns Oregon with both persons on board fatally injured. Aug 11/10.

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August 11, 2010 - Frank “Scoop” Vessels III was reportedly killed in a plane crash this afternoon.

Vessels and a friend, Sam Cannell, were returning to Redding, California, from a fishing trip when the plane went down near Burns, Oregon, according to sources.

Scoop was one of the leading figures in American Quarter Horse racing. A former AQHA president, he was the owner of Vessels Stallion Farm at Bonsall, California, which stands all-time leading sire First Down Dash.

Vessels is survived by wife, Bonnie, and sons Bryan, Colt and Kash.

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Mr. Vessels was also a well known off-road racer, and previous winner of both the BAJA 500 and BAJA 1000 races.

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