4 killed in small plane crash near Seattle

All four people on board a single-engine plane were killed when it crashed north of Seattle, Washington, on Friday morning, officials said Saturday.

The single-engine Textron 208B crashed at 9:35 a.m. local time Friday just east of Harvey Field Airport in Snohomish County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA initially indicated on Friday that two people were on board. However, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CBS News on Saturday that four people were on board, all of whom died.

The identities of the four victims have not been released.

Snohomish County Fire District 4 said the scene of the accident was in an “unused area”, and crews had difficulty accessing it due to “terrain, vegetation and irrigation canals”. Firefighters struggled to douse the massive blaze and had to lay 2,000 feet of water hoses to tackle the flames.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the accident.

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