Small Paine Field plane crashed on Sunday

By Brandon Gustafson | Dec 06, 2017

A small plane carrying two people crashed just seconds after takeoff on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The plane, a Cessna 152 aircraft, had engine trouble just moments after taking off and ended up crashing near a business parking lot on Commando Road after flying over 112th Street Southwest, according to Arif Ghouse, Paine Field’s Airport director.

According to Ghouse, the takeoff and crash occurred just before 1:30 p.m, causing heavy damage to the plane.

“They ended up landing in a field after coming into contact with a tree and a metal pole,” Ghouse said. “The occupants of the plane were able to exit the crash on their own accord, and were transported to the hospital. I’m not sure if they’ve been released yet.”

The two occupants were a certified flying instructor and a student pilot, and Ghouse was not sure who was flying.

Ghouse said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been investigating the crash and that not much is yet known regarding the cause of the engine failure.

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