US Coast Guard suspends search for 9 people missing after a float plane crashed into Washington’s Mutiny Bay – CNN
The US Coast Guard said Monday it has suspended the search for people missing after float plane crashed in Washington’s Mutiny Bay. The Coast Guard suspended the search for the remaining nine people after searching 1,283 nautical miles.
One person was killed and nine people are still missing after this seaplane crashed Sunday afternoon. First-light searches will resume on Monday.
A small float plane carrying 10 people crashed into the waves off Whidbey Island yesterday. One victim has been recovered, a female, and witnesses say the impact was so strong that even the floats on the seaplane didn’t remain above water.
The 13th Coast Guard District chief said it was difficult to stop searching. The Coast Guard sent rescue helicopters, boats and aircraft to the scene of a plane crash near Whidbey Island, Washington.
The cause of the crash is still unknown, but firefighters say they saw no one pull anyone in or pick up any wreckage. The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the cause of the crash.
News sources reported that people living miles away heard a loud boom after the plane went down. Rick Rasmussen, a nearby witness, wasn’t sure whether a boat had exploded or something else when he heard an estimated splash 20-30 feet in the air.
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