March 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM
1 dead after small plane crashes into house near Woodinville
One man was killed and another injured when a small plane crashed into a home near Woodinville, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. Saturday in the 23000 block of Northeast 144th Street.
Tallon Korn said he was in the bonus room above his family’s garage when the plane hit the garage. He said he initially thought it was an earthquake or lightning.
A portion of the single-engine plane ended up inside one of the garage bays.
No one on the ground was injured.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West says a man was declared dead at the scene and the other was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
She said it wasn’t immediately known where the plane took off and where it was going.
Neighbors said they heard the crash of the plane and ran outside.
The aircraft appeared to have struck the ground in front of a home then turned on its left side and skidded into a closed garage door, the neighbors said. They said they saw no flames or smoke.
However, large pools of fuel were on the ground.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the fixed-wing plane is registered in Redmond and it seats four people.
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