Two injured, small plane totaled in Washington state crash

Aug. 5, 2013 at 3:34 PM

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Washington state said a pilot and passenger were hospitalized with non-life-threatening conditions following the crash of a small plane.

The Island County Sheriff's Office said a small Cessna 182 model, which is registered to a man in Twisp, Wash., crashed about 11:30 a.m. Sunday on a private landing strip on Camano Island, KIRO-TV, Seattle, reported Monday.

The pilot, who investigators said they believe was attempting a touch-and-go maneuver when the plane crashed, was taken to Providence hospital for chest pain. The passenger was flown to Harborview for head and ankle injuries.

The plane was totaled, the sheriff's office said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board said they were investigating.

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