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THE RIGHT STUFF? Pilot walks away uninjured from plane crash near Bonney Lake

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BONNEY LAKE — A small plane crashed in a wooded area Monday night between Bonney Lake and Buckley, but the pilot, the only occupant, managed to escape uninjured, East Pierce Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief John McDonald said.

Search crews eventually located the pilot and confirmed that he was uninjured. He was not even transported to a hospital.

The firefighters found the crash site and determined that there was no fire or threat of fire in the wooded area.

“The pilot said that the fixed-wing aircraft was approximately 350 feet above the ground when it failed,” said East Pierce Acting Battalion Chief Tim McCoy. “He deployed a special parachute and the plane dropped to the ground.”

Cause of the crash has not been determined.

 

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