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Float plane carrying 10 people, including a child, crashes into Washington’s Mutiny Bay

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On Sunday, one person was killed and nine missing as a plane crashed along the coast of the US state of Washington, Mutiny Bay.

Ten people, including a child, were on board the plane when it went down shortly after 3 p.m., the US Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest district said in a news release.

The body of one person has been recovered, the release said. Initial reports said nine people were on board.

Mutiny Bay is just west of Whidbey Island and about an hour north of Seattle.


Rescuers search for those unaccounted for after plane carrying 10 people crashes into Mutiny Bay, USCG says.

The Coast Guard said it received a report of the crash around 3:11 pm (2211 GMT) and dispatched helicopters and boats to scour the area. Local search and rescue officials were also on the 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 coast guard said in a statement, adding that no cause for the crash had yet been determined.


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The plane crashed while flying over the Pacific Ocean inlet of Puget Sound while on its way to Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle.

USCG Pacific Northwest tweeted Sunday night that the plane was bound for Renton, Washington, despite earlier reports it was headed to Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

The Coast Guard dispatched rescue helicopters, boats and aircraft to conduct its search. First responders from South Whidbey Fire, the Island County Sheriff’s Office and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are also on scene, the USCG release said.

The cause of the crash is unknown, officials said.

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