One particular person was lifeless and 9 others have been lacking Sunday after a floatplane crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound shut to Seattle, the U.S. Coast Guard acknowledged.
9 adults and one little one have been aboard the plane en route from Friday Harbor, a most properly-preferred vacationer vacation spot inside the San Juan Islands, to Renton, a Seattle suburb, in response to the USCG Pacific Northwest. UCSG tweeted that one physique had been current in Mutiny Bay as crews looked for survivors.
“Search updates shall be supplied as they develop to be out there,” USCG tweeted.
Float planes, which have pontoons permitting them to land on water, are a typical sight throughout the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. There are a quantity of, every day flights between the Seattle space and the San Juans, a scenic archipelago that pulls vacationers from world large.
Renton is on the southern tip of Lake Washington about 10 miles southeast of Seattle.
The plane was a de Havilland Canada DHC-three Turbine Otter, in response to the nationwide Transportation safety Board, the Seattle occasions reported.
Mutiny Bay is west of Whidbey Island and about forty miles northwest of Seattle. a quantity of companies have been on the scene into Sunday evening time to assist inside the investigation, collectively with native hearth and police departments.
Contributing: The associated Press