Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ultralight pilot injured in crash near Vashon Municipal Airport (2S1), Washington

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. – A pilot was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after his ultralight plane crashed in a Vashon Island field Friday evening, officials said. 

The small gas-powered aircraft crashed at about 8 p.m. Friday in a horse pasture just south of Vashon Municipal Airport, said King County sheriff’s spokesperson Katie Larson.

When medics reached the scene, they found the pilot still conscious and breathing. He was airlifted to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries.

The FAA has been notified and will investigate the crash, Larson said.

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