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UPDATED: Plane down near Thun Field, no injuries reported

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 12, 2008 at 10:56 am |
August 12, 2008 10:56 am

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were investigating the report of a plane down near Thun Field.


Deputies were talking on the phone with the pilot, who said he went down in the brush about two miles southeast of the airstrip on South Hill, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.


The pilot is not injured and said he was the only one on the plane. The plane went down around 10:45 a.m.


Deputies were responding to the scene and looking for the plane, which is described as a blue-and-white RV 6 single engine, Troyer said.



UPDATE:
With the help of a news helicopter, deputies have located the pilot, Troyer said.


He was in a wooded area near a water tower in the 13800 block of 176th Street East.


A paramedic and deputies were with the man. He sustained “very minor” injuries, Troyer said.


Deputies were continuing to interview the pilot about what happened.



UPDATE 2:
Here is a screen shot of the downed plane from the web site of our news partners, KIRO TV.


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