Pilot calls 911 after his small plane crashes

Pilot calls 911 after his small plane crashes

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 9:41 PM

SEATTLE -- A small plane crashed in a field near Poulsbo on Monday afternoon.

The Kitsap Fire Dept. said the pilot regained consciousness and was able to call 911 after his single-seat airplane crashed just before 4 p.m.

The pilot was able to give his GPS coordinates over the phone while the Poulsbo Fire Department, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Poulsbo Police and the Kitsap County Sheriff's office all responded to search the area east of Poulsbo.

Firefighters were able to locate the man in a clearing east of Noll Road. They found him sitting near the upside down plane.

He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition.  His identity was not released.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.

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