• 2 dead after plane crash near South Sound Speedway

    By: Maggie Wilson


    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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