July 10, 2007

Pilot walks for help after crash near Paine Field

Reported at Everett Herald that a pilot walked to help this morning after his plane crashed just north of Paine Field, as the police said.

The man, 41, was approaching the runway in the Piper Pa-12 he was flying when the plane lost power at about 7 a.m. and crashed into some trees north of the airport, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said.

"He amazingly walked away," Goetz said.

The accident occurred near the 4200 block of 78th Street W. Mukilteo firefighters took the man to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, Goetz said.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were headed to the airport this morning to investigate the crash.

This is the second crash in less than a month at Paine Field. A pilot of an experimental plane experienced some trouble and attempted to land at the airfield two weeks ago. He crashed into a fence and the plane flipped over. The pilot was pulled from the wreckage by three bystanders.

Source at: Everett Herald

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