The bodies of 6 passengers were found a month after the plane crashed into Mutiny Bay, Washington
Six bodies have been recovered a month after a floating plane carrying 10 people, including a child, crashed into Mutiny Bay in Washington last month, according to the Island County Emergency Management Agency.
The plane crashed shortly after 3 p.m. on September 4, the US Coast Guard’s Pacific Northwest district said in a statement. New information posted.
The day after the accident, USCG says it has suspended the search for the remaining nine passengers after it searched more than 2,100 nautical miles.
Eric Brooks, ICEM’s deputy director of emergency operations, told CNN Saturday that five of the victims in the incident have been identified.
Brooks said the bodies included a 29-year-old woman whose body was found shortly after the collision. Officials are still working to identify the sixth body, Brooks said.
Meanwhile, Brooks told CNN that officials are trying to determine if a body washed ashore on September 14 in Dungeness Spit belonged to one of the 10 passengers.
Dungeness Spit is about 50 miles northwest of Mutiny Bay, just west of Whidbey Island, and about an hour north of Seattle.
Meanwhile, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jennifer Homendy said on Thursday that 80 percent of the plane had been salvaged, according to ICEM.
In a tweet on Friday, the NTSB indicates that restoration operations are still underway with the help of the United States Navy.
Investigators recovered the plane’s engine, according to the tweet.