A floatplane crashed and sank in the San Juan Islands on Friday. A pilot and three passengers were on board, but they survived with minor injuries.
The Coast Guard was notified by Kenmore Air at 9:13 a.m. after the airline received an electronic emergency signal from its plane, a de Havilland Turbine Beaver. >> Read KIRO 7 News' breaking story here.
Several float planes crashes have happened in the last five years in nearby waters from nearby Northwest islands, British Columbia and Alaska.
Here’s a timeline of some of those incidents. Use the timeline tool below, or scroll down to read the timeline in text.
August 2016: A Ketchikan man suffered minor injuries Monday night when his floatplane crashed during an attempted takeoff from a lake on Prince of Wales Island, according to Alaska Dispatch News.
September 2015: A floatplane carrying fishing guides and clients crashed Tuesday near a scenic lake in rural southwest Alaska, killing three of the out-of-state clients and injuring all seven other people on board, some critically, CBS News reported. Watch KIRO 7 News' video report from September 2015 below.
June 2015: 9 people were killed in an Alaska sighting plane crash. A DHC-3T Otter, a floatplane, crashed in steep, mountainous terrain about 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan on Thursday. Read KIRO 7's story here.
October 2013: A float plane crash in 2013 killed three people off norther Vancouver Island. The Cessna 185 was owned by Air Cab, according to CBC News.
October 2012: One person was been killed and another was sent to the hospital after a small plane crashed into Pitt Lake, east of Vancouver, CBC News reported.
May 2012: Three died after a float plane plummeted to the ground and burst into flames in British Columbia's Okanagan region, CTV News reported.
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