One person was killed and a teenager was critically injured Saturday when the small plane they were in crashed into a home near Woodinville Saturday afternoon.
Woodinville Fire Department spokesman David Weed confirmed that the teenage passenger was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries. The pilot, believed to the boy’s uncle, died at the scene.
A person home, on Northeast 144th Street in Duvall, at the time of the crash wasn't hurt, authorities said. The occupant didn't hear anything before the crash, but neighbors said they heard a sputtering that stopped before the crash.
Witnesses who live a couple of miles away said they heard the small plane sputtering before it crashed into the quiet residential area on Saturday.
“I heard the plane fly over, and it was loud,” said Erik Zoba, who came to the crash scene to see what happened. “It definitely got my attention.”
His friend Matthew Russo described the sound as “pitched low, and very loud.”
Neither heard the crash itself.
The plane appeared to have struck a minivan that was parked in the driveway before hitting the garage.
The homeowner declined to talk to Patch on Saturday about two hours after the incident.