2 men unhurt after small plane crashes in Washington state
2 men unhurt after small plane crashes in Washington state

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Two men were uninjured after a small plane crashed Sunday evening near Lake Cavanaugh. 

Before 8 p.m. Sunday, the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a plane that was on its way to Arlington. It was traveling from Concrete but never showed up.

According to deputies, two men were onboard the Cessna plane, which left the Concrete Airport at 2:12 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said the Department of Transportation went to the air Monday morning in a plane and located a faint tone of the Emergency Locating Tracker equipped on the missing aircraft near Lyman. However, there wasn’t enough clarity to conduct a ground search.

At another location off Grandstorm Road near Lake Cavanaugh, crews at Airforce Rescue Coordination Center were able to get a ping from a plane.

The sheriff’s office told FOX 13 News that the two men, 78 and 79-year-old brothers, were located at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, the two men were found in the Lake Cavanaugh area. 

Deputies said the plane crashed into trees Sunday night, the two men climbed out, and found a road.

The men had a hand radio with them and contacted searchers on Monday. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter SnoHawk10 hoisted the men to safety and took them to nearby medics.

The men were medically cleared and back with their families. 

Other agencies will be investigating the crash.