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Pilot killed when planes collide south of Olympia

Associated Press

TENINO, Wash. – The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released the identity of a pilot killed when two small planes collided in midair over a rural area south of Olympia.

Scott Christopher Devlin, 33, of Camas, collided with another plane Sunday night while piloting his Cessna about 800 feet above the ground. The other pilot, whose identity was not immediately released, was injured but survived after landing in a field.

They were the only people aboard the planes.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash.

The planes collided shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday southeast of this small town and roughly 10 miles south of the state capital, said Nancy Corey, an FAA operations officer.

The two Cessnas were heading north and crashed about a quarter-mile apart, Thurston County sheriff’s Capt. David A. Pearsall said Sunday.

Devlin died at the scene. The other pilot was conscious and talking when deputies arrived and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Pearsall said. Additional information on his injuries was not available Monday.

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