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FAA investigating after small plane crashes off of Blakely Island

KIRO Seattle logo KIRO Seattle 4/12/2021 KIRO 7 News Staff

An investigation is underway after a small plane crashed into the water off Blakely Island in San Juan County on Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft reportedly went down at around 4:20 p.m. after taking off from the island with two people on board.

According to authorities, the people on board the single-engine Cessna 182 were able to escape and safely swim to shore.

No injuries were reported.

The plane sank in about 600 feet of water, a Federal Aviation Administration official said.

Officials have not confirmed exactly what caused the plane to crash.

The FAA is investigating.

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