The Island County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that a Cessna 177 crashed at the Whidbey Airpark on Crawford Rd, Langley, WA yesterday afternoon. King 5 and KOMO also had coverage of the crashed plane, which originated from a Seattle flying club.
The FAA alerted the Sheriff’s office at 11:45 am yesterday of a plane that had lost an engine and was going down near Langley, WA. A witness also reported the crash, stating the plane stalled and crashed into the woods at the end of the runway.
Footage from the King 5 chopper showed that the plane was lying in the woods west of the end of the runway. Other witnesses claim that the plane attempted to land and overshot the runway just prior to its hard bank into the woods.
The plane was being flown by Carl Dahlman of Seattle, WA. He was 78 years old. The co-pilot was Joshua McCormick of Edmonds, WA. He was 25 years old. Both pilots were killed in the crash. The Edmonds Beacon reports that Joshua was a graduate of Western Washington University and studied at the ATP Flight School.
The FAA and NTSB will be investigating the cause of the crash.