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December 8, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Man killed in Whidbey Island plane crash

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From The Associated Press

OAK HARBOR – The Island County sheriff says one person has died in the crash of a small plane on Washington’s Whidbey Island.

The plane went down about 4 p.m. Thursday on the west side of the island in the Fort Ebey State Park area. TV video footage showed smoking wreckage.

Sheriff Mark Brown said the lone person aboard was not immediately identified.

Naval Air Station Whidbey spokeswoman Kim Martin said the plane is owned by the Whidbey Island Navy Flying Club, and was used for recreational flights and for flight lessons for military personnel stationed at Whidbey. Martin says a civilian pilot was flying it.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

 

 

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