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A pilot died Wednesday after his plane crashed near Blyn, Jefferson County.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a witness reported seeing a low-flying plane with a possible sputtering engine and hearing a crash around 3:10 p.m.
There was significant fog in the area at the time. The sheriff’s office searched the area by car and drone for wreckage and also contacted US Navy Whidbey Island Search and Rescue for assistance, KING5 reported.
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Search and Rescue was able to locate the aircraft, a single-engine Cirrus SR22. The pilot was found dead at the scene. It is believed that the pilot was the only passenger.
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The accident is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.