ARLINGTON, Wash. – The FAA reports that all three people on board a single-engine plane have died in a crash near Arlington.
Spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the deaths were confirmed by the Skagit County sheriff's office.
Kenitzer says the wreckage was located nine miles north of Arlington. He says the plane is apparently a Cessna 172 that had been reported missing Sunday night.
Another FAA spokesman, Mike Fergus, told KIRO Radio that the plane had departed from San Juan Island on a flight to Auburn and went down about 8:30.
A spokeswoman for the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Kim Martin, says the crew of a Knighthawk search-and-rescue copter used night-vision goggles to help locate the crash site.