A floatplane carrying 9 people including a child crashed in a bay this Sunday. A small plane crashed north of Seattle, Washington.
According to the Coast Guard, the plane crashed about 30 miles in the north of Seattle. One of the deceased persons was recovered from the sea, whereas, the search for other passengers is still on. The crash took place around 3:11 p.m.
A lot of different agencies joined Coast Guard in the search for the other people onboard including the Snohomish County Sheriff, and Island County Sheriff in the area of Mutiny Bay.
The details showed that the extensive search for possible survivors consisted of a rescue helicopter, a large aircraft, and four other Coast Guard vessels along with different law enforcement and rescue agencies.
Two of the vessels of the Coast Guard were summoned to continue the search at night while the air patrolling for the survivors was announced to resume the next day.
According to the reports, the float plane was a 55-year-old called Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter. It is a single-engine plane of propeller descent. It had taken off from the Friday Harbor and remained in the air for approximately 19 minutes before crashing down in the sea. The destination of the unfortunate plane was Seattle Tacoma International Airport.
A lot of videos were posted on social media by eyewitnesses who were in close vicinity on boats.
The National Transportation Safety Board had announced the investigation of the fatal crash of the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter. The float planes have pontoons attached to them which enable them to easily float on water and land as well. They are a common sight in the area of Puget Sound which lies between the San Juan Islands and Seattle. The float planes take multiple flights in a day in this region as the archipelago scenic side of Seattle draws a lot of tourists from across the globe