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Plane crashes into Wash. mountain, 3 dead

Feb. 15, 2012 at 9:13 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Three people died Wednesday when the small plane they were in crashed into a mountain near Seattle, police said.

The single-engine Cessna 172 crashed just after 2 a.m. into Mount Si, a 4,200-foot mountain 30 miles east of Seattle, Sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West told KOMO-TV, Seattle.

She said nearby residents called police reporting they heard a "sputter, pop and an explosion" from what sounded like a low-flying plane, The Seattle Times reported.

Authorities located the wreckage through the plane's emergency beacon at about 7:30 a.m. and recovered the bodies of a woman and two men, whose names were not reported, KOMO reported. The flight route of the plane has not been released by authorities.

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