Small plane crashes next to house in Lakewood, 2 critically injured
May 9, 2023, 3:45 PM | Updated: 5:47 pm
(Photo from West Pierce Fire and Rescue)
West Pierce Fire and Rescue responded to the scene of a float plane that crashed in Lakewood Tuesday afternoon, with two people in critical condition.
A small float plane crashed next to a house at the 11200 block of Greystone Drive around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, with firefighters responding to the scene shortly after.
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Two people are reported to be in critical condition and have been taken to local area hospitals. It is unclear at this time whether the people were in the plane at the time of the crash.
Firefighters at scene of a float plane crash at the 11200 block of Greystone Dr in Lakewood. Two patients in critical condition being transported to area hospitals. pic.twitter.com/FjhmarRH3x
— West Pierce Fire & Rescue (@WestPierce) May 9, 2023
Greg Whitman, a friend and neighbor of the pilot said that it looked like the pilot clipped a tree while attempting to land, causing the plane to crash into some trees.
“[The pilot] was trapped inside, with a broken leg actually, and his passenger apparently pulled him out. And the airplane was burning, and the airplane then burned just to the frame,” Whitman said.
This is a developing story, check back in for updates