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Teenager turns up at Mazama store saying she’d been in a plane crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a driver picked up a teenage girl who survived a small plane crash in a mountainous area in Washington state. Crews had been searching for the plane with three aboard after it failed to reach its destination. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Monday afternoon the girl managed to walk to a trailhead, where she was picked up by a motorist and brought to a store in Mazama, Washington. Rogers said the girl had been “walking for a couple of days.” He said she was being taken to a local hospital and she seemed to be in stable condition. Rogers wouldn’t comment on the status of the other two people aboard the plane. Officials had identified those aboard as Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana, and their 16-year-old step-granddaughter, Autumn Veatch of Bellingham, Washington. The Beech A-35 left Kalispell, Montana, about 1 p.m. PDT Saturday, headed for Lynden, Washington. Family members notified authorities when the plane did not arrive.
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