Spokane Police Investigate Plane Crash

Ofc. Joshua Laiva, PIO

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:32 a.m.

Spokane Police and the FAA are investigating a plane crash in North Spokane.

Friday, July 14, at approximately 1:30PM a Spokane Police Officer was exiting the Spokane Police North Precinct when he observed a small plane flying low to the ground with a sputtering engine headed westbound. The Officer observed the plane crash land in the grassy field, to the east, in the 3300 block of E. Diamond Ave. The male pilot exited the plane and the responding Officer helped him walk to safety. The pilot only suffered minor apparent injuries, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The pilot was in good spirits and provided a detailed statement of the crash to the responding Officer. The pilot was the only person inside the plane. The area of the crash was taped off, and the FAA is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

Spokane Police ask any witnesses to the plane crash, who have not already been contacted, to call Crime Check at (509)456-2233.

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