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Three die in nighttime plane crash on Mount Si

King County search teams and firefighters assemble in a parking area near the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River before hiking to the site of a plane crash Wednesday on Mount Si.  - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
King County search teams and firefighters assemble in a parking area near the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River before hiking to the site of a plane crash Wednesday on Mount Si.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

King County Sheriff's Office reports that two men and a woman died in an early morning plane crash Wednesday on Mount Si.

Just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, several North Bend residents and two sheriff's deputies reported hearing a crash.

According to sheriff's reports, the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed on Mount Si, just north of the Little Si peak.

The sheriff's Guardian One helicopter responded and found the plane Wednesday morning. Around 8 a.m., Search and Rescue team hikers reached the site of the crash and found the occupants' bodies. There were no signs of survivors.

The sheriff's deputies planned to remain on scene until the victims are recovered.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to investigate.

Responding to an early morning plane crash that killed three people, searchers set up a staging area at the foot of Mount Si, just across the Mount Si Road bridge, Wednesday morning.

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