2 dead after plane crash near South Sound Speedway

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — Crews responded to the report of a downed aircraft in the hills near South Sound Speedway on Friday at about noon.

Officials initially said there were “no details other than two patients.”

At about 1 p.m., officials said two men, 20 to 30 years old, died in the crash.

West Thurston fire officials said the plane was an "experimental, home-built open cockpit plane."

Chopper 7 flew over the crash. Wreckage could be seen in deep trees, near a logging operation southwest of Bucoda, Washington.

More information will be added as it comes in. We're following this closely and will have the latest on-air on KIRO 7 News at 5.

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