Plane crashes upside down in Pierce County

  • Source: KIRO-FM Radio
  • Published: 10/23/2019 05:55 PM

An aircraft crashed late Wednesday morning in the 4200 block of 192nd Street East, about a mile north of Spanaway. The plane was upside down and two people were trapped inside: a 76-year-old man and a 64-year-old man. But they were conscious, a Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman said. “When we hear plane crash, we always take it as it’s going to be very serious and a very hard extrication,” said Darrin Shaw of Central Pierce Fire and Rescue. “They actually walked out. It’s incredible.” Neither had life-threatening injuries. The passenger was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said the plane took off from Shady Acres Airport in Elk Plain. The aircraft lost power, then flipped over during an attempted emergency landing.


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