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June 4, 2014 at 4:33 PM

2 people confirmed dead in plane crash near Buckley

Two people were killed when a World War II-era small plane crashed in a wooded area in Buckley this afternoon, according to East Pierce Fire and Rescue.

Officials responded to reports of a plane down in the 25800 block of 96th Street East around 3:30 p.m, East Pierce spokeswoman Dina Sutherland said. Units reported two fatalities when they arrived at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing a small plane sputter, fly low and then go down, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The plane is a World War II-era SNJ-4. Responding officers are waiting for  National Transportation Safety Board officials to arrive, Sutherland said.

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