Thursday, May30, 2013
A pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury Thursday evening when they crashed a small airplane into an Eatonville home.
The two men were flying from Oregon to Seattle for a conference when they came upon some rough weather over the Eatonville area just after 5 p.m., according to Eatonville Fire Chief Bob Hudspeth.
Hudspeth said the pilot decided to land at Swanson Field Airport in Eatonville, but somehow missed the field. Instead, the Cessna 172 landed in the front yard of a large home in the 500 block of Airport Road and skidded into the front of the house.
Both the pilot and the passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash, but both are expected to be fine. Nobody was inside the home at the time of the crash, and only minor damage was reported.
Hudspeth said the crash didn't spark a fire and no fuel is leaking.
Eatonville police and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.