SEATTLE — The Coast Guard aerial and maritime crews responds to a report of an airplane crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island.
Wacthstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) that an airplane (seaplane) crashed in Mutiny Bay with nine adults and one child aboard. The airplane was en route to Renton Municipal Airport after departing from Friday Harbor.
The following assets are currently involved in the search:
- U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB—M) crew
Additionally, first responders from South Whidbey Fire, Island County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish County Sheriff’s office are on scene.
One deceased individual was recovered by crews on scene. Nine individuals remain unaccounted for, and a safety zone has been put into effect to help facilitate search efforts.
The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.
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