Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Photo by Ray Miller-Still

Crashed plane in Burnett, two injured

The Pierce County Sheriff Department said the plane lost power after taking off.

An ultralight plane crashed in a Burnett woman’s backyard at around 2:30 p.m. yesterday, July 19.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department tweet, the aircraft took off and lost power, causing it to crash into a field in the 14100 block of 274th Ave East.

Two passengers suffered light injuries to their back and legs and were taken away in East Pierce Fire and Rescue vehicles. One person was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and the other to Harborview.

Though she didn’t see the crash, the property owner did notice something was going wrong.

“I saw it fly very low and knew it wasn’t good,” she said, noting she sees many planes take off and land at Burnett Landing, the unincorporated town’s airport, south of Buckley.

The woman, who asked to not be named, talked to the passengers after they crashed, relaying information to first responders over the phone.

The identities of the passengers were not known.

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