One person was killed and rescue crews were searching for eight others after a floatplane carrying nine people crashed Sunday afternoon in Mutiny Bay in Washington State, north of Seattle, the authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said that eight adults and one child were aboard the commercial chartered seaplane, which was en route from Friday Harbor, Wash., to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, when it crashed southwest of Whidbey Island.
One body had been recovered from the crash, which happened between 3 and 4 p.m. local time, but the eight others aboard remained missing, the Coast Guard said on Twitter.
“Air and boat crews are searching for any signs of survivors,” said Chief Petty Officer William Colclough, a Coast Guard spokesman.
He said he did not immediately have any other information about the crash. Whidbey Island is about 35 miles north of Seattle.