Two dead after Lopez plane crash

  • Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 9:56am
  • News

A pilot reported seeing an aircraft go down somewhere on the south end of Lopez Island near the airport at approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.

San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies along with Lopez Island Fire and Rescue mobilized to search for the plane and incorporated the help of the US Navy, Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Island Air. At approximately 6:40 p.m. the plane was located and two Friday Harbor residents were found deceased.

At this time the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating into the cause of the crash.