Monday, March 11: Kirkland Fire has uploaded video of Airlift NW lifting off after the plane crash.
WOODINVILLE, WA -- A 45-year-old Redmond pilot was killed and his teenaged passenger was critically injured after a small plane struck a house just outside Woodinville at 3 p.m. Saturday, emergency responders reported.
The son of the owners of the house in the 23000 block of Northeast 144th Street was home when the plane struck the home, but was not injured in the crash.
Emergency responders said Saturday they believe the passenger is the pilot's nephew.
UPDATE: 12:10 a.m. KOMO News indentified the pilot as Jay Uusitalo, 45, of Redmond. The passenger who was critically injured reportedly was his nephew.
UPDATE: 8:11 p.m.: The National Transportation Safety Board reported that the pilot was a 45-year-old man from Redmond, and his passenger from Spokane, KING 5 reporter Zahid Arab reported. The investigation will continue Sunday.
UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: Witnesses who live a couple of miles away said they heard the small plane sputtering before it crashed into the quiet residential Ring Hill area of Woodinville on Saturday.
“I heard the plane fly over, and it was loud,” said Erik Zoba, who came to the crash scene to see what happened. “It definitely got my attention.”
His friend Matthew Russo described the sound as “pitched low, and very loud.”
Neither heard the crash itself.
Virginia Hanson, who lives across the street, said it sounded like someone dropped a garbage can. She didn't realize the plane had crashed until she saw the fire department.
The plane appeared to have struck a minivan that was parked in the driveway before hitting the garage.
The home's occupant declined to talk to Patch on Saturday about two hours after the incident. Neighbors said the man was the son of the homeowners, who were away.
Woodinville Fire & Rescue spokesman David Weed confirmed that the teenage passenger was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries. The pilot, believed to the boy’s uncle, died at the scene.
UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: One person was killed and a teenager was critically injured Saturday when the small plane they were in crashed into a home near Woodinville.
The pilot died in the crash, which happened around 3 p.m. in the 23000 block of Northeast 144th Street, according to responders at the scene.
The pilot's nephew was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.
A person home at the time of the crash wasn't hurt, authorities said. The occupant didn't hear anything before the crash, but neighbors said they heard a sputtering that stopped before the crash.
The plane crashed into the side of the house at the garage. Nothing caught fire, and the home's structure remained sound, authorities said.
It's not known where the plane was coming from or headed to, authorities said.
UPDATE, 4:43 p.m.: According to the FAA website, the plane is registered to Uventures LLC of Redmond.
UPDATE, 4:25 p.m.
KOMO News is reporting that one person is dead in the plane crash, and that no one was home at the time of the crash. Witnesses reported hearing sputtering.
Patch is enroute to the scene.
Two people were injured Saturday when a small plane crashed into a home near Duvall, the King County Sheriff's Office reported.
The crash happened at about Northeast 144 Street and 232 Avenue Northeast.
Patch will update as more details are available more details.