Small plane crash-lands on Orcas Island injuring 3

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. — Three people on board a small plane were injured when it crash-landed Thursday evening on Orcas Island, according to fire officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a single-engine Piper PA-38 lost engine power over the water. The pilot was able to land in a field near the 3300 block of Point Lawrence Road at around 6:25 p.m. after taking off from Friday Harbor Airport.

All three people injured in the crash landing were airlifted to the hospital, fire officials said. They reportedly only complained of having minor injuries.

Officials did not provide any details about their identities.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the plane was a complete loss.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the case.