Aircraft Collision Over Commencment Bay

Earlier today as we sailed out of Henderson Inlet, just north of Olympia, we heard the Coast Guard asking for assistance for a downed aircraft in Commencement Bay.  At around 12:40 the vessel Grand Madison reported that it had rescued two people from the water, one an elderly lady slightly hypothermic.  At 12:50 the Coast Guard reported the other aircraft was still in the air.

 

At 1:21PM, the King5 web site reported that the downed plane, a Cessna, had two passengers both of whom were rescued. The other plane was reported to have successfully landed at Thun Field in Tacoma: http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_112007WAB_plane_crash_commencement_TP.21332183.html.

 

                                                –jrh


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