Monday, January 26, 2015

Small plane crash reported in Hood Canal, Washington state

Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for survivors of a small plane that reportedly crashed into the Hood Canal near Seabeck, Wash., on Monday.

Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat from Coast Guard Station Seattle, the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake and local law enforcement personnel are searching for the survivors of a small red and white plane that reportedly crashed in waters near Seaback.

Coast Guard units in Puget Sound received a call from Kitsap County 911 operators reporting a small plane with an unknown number of people on board had crashed in the waters of the Hood Canal.

A responding Dolphin helicopter crew confirmed a debris field in the area of the reported plane crash.

Coast Guard crews and local responders are continuing their search for survivors.

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