Pilot dies in small plane crash on Whidbey Island
SEATTLE (AP) — A man who died when the small plane he was flying crashed on Whidbey Island has been identified.
Island County officials identify him as 63-year-old Marc Drake of Everett.
His passenger was taken to a Seattle hospital in critical condition after Saturday’s crash in dense woods near Langley.
KIRO-TV reports firefighters used chain-saws cut their way through the thick woods to reach the two-seat plane.
Officials say the plane crashed when the pilot tried to land.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.