ISLAND COUNTY, Wash. -- A pilot died after a plane crashed Saturday morning in a wooded area just off the Porter Field runway near Langley, according to South Whidbey Fire/EMS.
The crash was first reported just after 11 a.m., and a 3-mile radius of airspace surrounding the airport was closed.
Island County sheriff's officials said the pilot and one passenger were on board. The pilot, who was flying an experimental aircraft, died in the crash.
The passenger was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and that person's injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, according to a UW Medicine spokesperson.
The FAA has been notified of the crash.