Monday, May 28, 2018

Cessna 150M, N6AF: Fatal accident occurred May 27, 2018 near Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft crashed and sank in approximately 95 feet of water.

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Date: 28-MAY-18
Time: 00:01:00Z
Regis#: N6AF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150M
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: Yes
Damage: DESTROYED
Total Fatal: 1
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WINSLOW
State: WASHINGTON

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 





BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. - The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 70-year-old man missing after a small plane crash in Bainbridge Island's Eagle Harbor.

Crews have been searching the harbor and surrounding area since Sunday afternoon, when the Cessna 150 two-seater aircraft plunged into the 100-foot-deep water there and sank.

A woman who was aboard the plane was rescued soon after the crash by Good Samaritans who jumped into their boats and headed to the crash site. Coast Guard officials said the injured woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found bleeding and floating in the water. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

But the 70-year-old man who was aboard the plane could not be found. The Coast Guard and other agencies searched throughout Sunday night and Monday morning, assisted by members of Seattle Harbor Patrol, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Bainbridge Police Department and about 20 Good Samaritan vessel crews.

A crew aboard the Kitsap Marine 81, a North Kitsap fire-rescue vessel, used a side-scan sonar to search the area but were unable to locate the sunken aircraft.

Searches were also conducted along the shores of the Eagle Harbor entrance, southern Bainbridge Island, and from Blakely Harbor to Restoration Point.

The search was finally suspended at around 2 p.m. Monday.

Coast Guard officials said they have been in touch with the families of the two plane crash victims.

"We extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy, as well as thank all of our partner agencies and community members who assisted with search efforts for their dedication and service to the public," the Coast Guard said in a prepared statement.

No pollution, no debris and no impact on marine traffic has been reported at the location and surrounding area of the crash, Coast Guard officials said.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Sunday that it will investigate the crash.


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"We've suspended the search for the missing man from the plane crash off Bainbridge Island, Washington.  Coast Guard command personnel have been in contact with the families of those involved in this unfortunate event. We extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy, as well as thank all of our partner agencies and the community members who assisted with search efforts for their dedication and service to the public."

- United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest


A Bainbridge Island Police Department boat crew searches for a 70-year-old man who went missing after his plane crashed in the water off Bainbridge Island, Washington, May 27, 2018.

Search efforts also included members of the Coast Guard, Seattle Harbor Patrol, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Seattle Fire Department and around 20 good Samaritan vessel crews.

U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin Lay.


SEATTLE — The Coast Guard on Monday afternoon suspended the search for a 70-year-old man missing from a plane crash in Eagle Harbor, off Bainbridge Island. 

“Coast Guard command personnel have been in contact with the families of those affected by the incident, and we extend our deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy, as well as thank all of our partner agencies and community members who assisted with search efforts for their dedication and service to the public,” the Coast Guard said in a news release.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified at 5:13 p.m. Sunday that people aboard a vessel in the area saw a plane crash into the water near Eagle Harbor and they were able to rescue a woman found bleeding and floating in the water.

The aircraft was reported as a 1974 two-seater, fixed-wing, single-engine airplane, with two people aboard and crashed in the water that’s about 100-feet deep. The injured woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found floating at the crash location and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in reportedly critical condition.

The circumstances behind the crash are still unknown at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will now carry out an investigation.

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A small plane crashed in Eagle Harbor on Sunday near the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Two people were onboard the plane when it crashed.

A 60-year-old woman was rescued and transported to Harborview Medical Center, where she is in critical condition. 

A 70-year-old man remains missing, according to the Coast Guard. 

The plane was reported down after 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Coast Guard identifies the aircraft as a '4-cycle, two-seater, single engine' plane built in 1974. 

Allen Kenitzer with the Federal Aviation Administration says it crashed and sank in Eagle Harbor under 'unknown circumstances.'

The Coast Guard launched a rescue helicopter from Port Angeles and a boat crew from Station Seattle to aid in the search. 

The Seattle Fire Department also sent a crew to assist local agencies.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will continue the investigation. 

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