September 1, 2012
Steve Wehrly photo

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo provided by the Journal of the San Juan Islands, the plane piloted by author Richard Bach lies overturned after crashing in a field, in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center.

Matt Pranger photo

In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 photo provided by the San Juan Islander, authorities examine a plane, piloted by author Richard Bach, that crashed in a field in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center.