September 3, 2012 in City, Region

Two injured in Sullivan Lake plane crash


Two people were hospitalized following a plane crash near Metaline Falls, Wash.

The single-engine Cessna 182 crashed off the runway and overturned at Sullivan Lake State Airport, according to the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office, which was alerted to the accident at 12:19 p.m. The pilot and passenger were taken to area hospitals with serious but unspecified injuries, the Federal Aviation Administration said today.

Cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

According to FAA records, the 1968 Cessna is owned by Jack Gorman of Hillsboro, Ore.

The airport is located alongside a popular campground at the north end of Sullivan Lake, which is in the Colville National Forest.

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