Search for man missing after plane crash near Bainbridge Island suspended

May 27, 2018, 9:56 PM | Updated: May 29, 2018, 9:00 am
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(KIRO 7 image)
(KIRO 7 image)

Coast Guard officials responded to a single engine Cessna crash into Eagle Harbor just off of Bainbridge Island Sunday afternoon.

A woman in her 60s was rescued at the scene. She was first spotted by a good Samaritan in a boat who pulled her out of the water. She was airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

A second person in the plane, a man in his 70s, is still missing, according to Coast Guard officials. See photos of the search efforts for the second person here.

On Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard suspended the search for the man.

A fire-rescue vessel used SONAR but was unable to locate the sunken aircraft.

Below are time-stamped updates as emergency crews respond:

Monday, 2:08 p.m. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the missing man at 2:08 p.m.

8:50 p.m. –  Coast Guard officials confirm the plane in use was a 1974 4-cycle two-seater fixed wing single engine.

7:58 p.m. – Coast Guard officials have corrected their earlier report that officials are looking for a third person. One person was rescued, and another is missing.

6:44 p.m. – Video from Chopper 7 shows first responders searching for the possible third person.

6:32 p.m. – Coast Guard officials say a second person from the plane crash has been found, and responders are now searching for a possible third person.

5:57 p.m. – Seattle Fire Department crews are responding to Bainbridge Island to assist with the crash response.

5:28 p.m – Officials are responding to the small plane crash into Eagle Harbor.

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Search for man missing after plane crash near Bainbridge Island suspended