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Small aircraft crash lands near Lochsloy fields

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Published on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 by BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR

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A 1950s Stinson airplane landed in the field to the south of Lochsloy field last Saturday while kids were playing their first soccer game of the season.
Parents ran to help as they watched the plane crash into the field.

The beginning of the soccer season in Lake Stevens started out with more excitement than folks were expecting.

On Saturday, August 28 around 1:30 in the afternoon, a small 1950s era, single-engine Stinson airplane crashed into a field near Lochsloy field, just off of Highway 92 and 147th Ave. NE, about 100 yards away from soccer players and their families.

Many of the children started to cry and parents were running to protect their kids, one eyewitness said. Many of the spectators also ran to help the plane’s passengers.

The pilot, a 48-year-old man, and his two daughters, ages 8 and 15, escaped the crash uninjured.
While it wasn’t clear at the time, what caused the engine failure, there is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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