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Man killed in plane crash near Deer Park

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015

One man died when a plane crashed Friday near the Deer Park Airport. (Spokane County Fire District 4)
One man died when a plane crashed Friday near the Deer Park Airport. (Spokane County Fire District 4)

A small plane crashed in Deer Park near the airport Friday morning, killing the pilot.

The plane crashed near the intersection of Montgomery Road and North Cedar Road, about two miles north of the Deer Park airport.

Spokane County Fire District 4, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Deer Park Ambulance responded to the crash, which happened around 11:15 a.m.

Spokane County Fire District 4 spokeswoman Megan Hill said the pilot was pronounced dead on impact and no one else was found in the plane.

First responders searched the nearby area and did not find any passengers, she said.

The pilot’s home airport was Deer Park, but it’s unclear what his flight plan was.

“He had either just taken off and was circling around or he had been gone and was coming in,” Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said.

Gregory said he was unsure about the plane’s model, but he said it was small, could land on water and did not have pontoons like a float plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration was on-scene Friday, and National Transportation Security Board investigators will begin investigating Saturday, Gregory said. The pilot will be identified by the Spokane County medical examiner.

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