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By David Pan 

Pilot OK after crashing plane at Paine Field


Last updated 3/24/2021 at 11:09am

The pilot of a small plane that crashed Tuesday, March 23, at Paine Field was not injured during the incident.

The Cessna SkyHawk, a single-engine airplane, with just the pilot aboard, departed runway 16 and immediately declared an emergency.

“The pilot made a left 360-degree turn in an attempt to return to the departed runway,” said interim Paine Field fire chief Brett Blankenship. “The pilot was unable to maintain controlled flight, causing a low-impact crash into the wooded area just east of taxiway Alpha on airport property.”

The Paine Field Fire Department responded to the cras...

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