US: One dead, nine missing after plane crashes in Washington

US: One dead, nine missing after plane crashes in Washington

US: One dead, nine missing after plane crashes in WashingtonThe plane left Friday Harbor, south of Seattle, and was headed toward Renton Municipal Airport when it went down about three miles off the coast of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Coast Guard says there are no reported injuries among those on board.

Authorities say the aircraft was registered to a man named John Doe in Bellevue, Wash., and he was believed to be among the passengers.

The FAA confirmed that the pilot was identified as John Doe and that his name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A single-engine floatplane carrying 10 people went down about 2 miles off the coast of Langley, Wash., near the city of Bremerton, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

The pilot lost control while landing on water in foggy weather, the NTSB said.

One person died and nine others are still missing, authorities said. A body was recovered later.

A woman told KOMO News she saw the plane go down around 4:30 p.m. She heard several loud bangs and called 911.

She described seeing one man jump into the water and swim away. Another man jumped out of the plane and swam toward shore.

Authorities say it appears there was no distress call prior to the incident.

The National Weather Service says visibility was less than a half mile at the time. Fog conditions persist throughout the region.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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A man suspected of stabbing multiple people across San Francisco’s Mission District on Friday afternoon had been arrested by late evening, according to San Francisco Police Chief William Scott.

The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Eduardo Garcia Jr., and he was taken into custody around 7 p.m. local time. He was booked on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Two victims died at the scene while three others suffered injuries ranging from life-threatening to critical. One victim was stabbed several times, including once in the neck; another was stabbed in the chest; and a third person was stabbed in the arm. All four victims are men in their 20s.

Police believe there could be additional suspects involved in the attack. They did not provide further information about possible motives or a potential connection to terrorism.

On Twitter, San Francisco Mayor London Breed called the incident “horrific.” She added that she was “heartbroken.”

“Our thoughts & prayers are w/ all who were injured & affected,” she wrote.

San Francisco Police Department Chief Bill Scott tweeted that officers responded to “multiple reports of stabbings” shortly before 5 p.m. local.

“We have 3 deceased & 6 injured,” he wrote. “I am heartbroken for our community.”

Scott also thanked first responders for their efforts.

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The crash happened about 4 p.m. local time Monday near milepost 24 on Gravina Island, about 10 miles west of Juneau International Airport. A witness told KTUU that the plane had been flying too low and crashed into the water. “We heard it hit,” he said. “I looked up and saw it go down.” He added that the pilot did not respond to radio calls.

Alaska State Troopers confirmed there were no survivors. They identified the victims as three men and three women.

A spokeswoman for the NTSB said investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident. She said the agency does not know whether weather played a role in the crash.

The two aircraft involved in the incident were both floatplanes owned by Water Taxi Service Inc., according to state records. The company operates out of Ketchikan and provides scenic flights around Southeast Alaska. Its fleet includes four Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes.

The Civil Air Patrol says it recovered two bodies from the scene, including one person who died at the hospital.


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