Pilot walks away from plane crash on Snoqualmie River sandbar
November 9, 2010 · Updated 2:01 PM
By Valley Record Staff
A pilot escaped injury after flipping his plane onto a Snoqualmie River sandbar last week.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of the single-engine Piper PA-18, which happened just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, near Northeast Carnation Road.
The lone occupant and pilot, an Anchorage, Alaska, man, was reportedly flying without a flight plan, media reports stated.
FAA Spokesman Mike Fergus said it could take weeks to identify the cause of the accident.
Small-plane flights using visual flight rules, without a flight plan, are fairly common, Fergus said.