SEATTLE — A 45-year-old Redmond man was killed and another man, believed to be a relative in his late teens or 20s, was critically injured when their small plane crashed into the garage of a home in Woodinville, on Saturday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. in the 23000 block of Northeast 144th Street.
Neighbors told deputies that the plane appeared to be flying lower than usual when the engine sputtered and possibly quit.
The single-engine plane may have flipped upside down in the air before striking the ground near the home and skidding through a garage door, neighbors and fire officials said.
Neighbors said there were no flames or smoke. However, the plane’s fuel tank had ripped open from the impact.
Deputy Charlie Akers said the homeowners were not present at the time of the crash. But their son and his friend were there. They were uninjured.
The son, Tallon Korn, said he was playing video games in a bonus room above the attached garage when he heard what sounded like a loud explosion.
The older victim was dead at the scene.
The survivor was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and was reported in stable condition Saturday night.
The small plane is registered to a Redmond business, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.
Investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene Saturday evening. The plane likely will be removed Sunday.
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