Pilot, 75, injured after small plane crashes into Skagit River in Mt Vernon

Posted on Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 9:13 pm    

MOUNT VERNON, WA – A 75-year-old pilot received minor injuries yesterday after his plane crashed into the Skagit River, according to a report by King 5.

The accident happened around 6 p.m. west of the Interstate 5 bridge. The plane, a small, single-engine craft, was located on the south shore of the river.

Emergency crews rescued the pilot, the lone occupant of the plane, by using a human chain.

The victim received minor injuries and is expected to recover, according to the report.

The incident remains under investigation at this time by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle personal injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. 



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