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July 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Pilot injured in small plane crash in Snohomish County

A 78-year-old pilot was hospitalized after his small plane crashed into a slough south of Harvey Field in Snohomish County, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s  Office said today.

Witnesses said the plane, a 1946 Republic RC3 single-engine light aircraft, lost power as it came in for a landing, clipped some trees and crashed about 10 a.m.

Deputies arrived at the 9700 block of 111th St. S. E., to find the pilot conscious but suffering from a possible head injury.

Deputies said the plane was not fully submerged in the water. The Environmental Protection Agency has been notified to address possible contamination issues from any fuel spill and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will investigate the crash.

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