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One killed, nine missing after float plane crashes in Washington State

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According to authorities, at least one person was murdered and nine others were still missing after a float plane carrying ten people crashed on Sunday (local time) in Mutiny Bay, Washington State.

The US Coast Guard said in a statement cited by The New York Times that the commercial chartered seaplane was carrying nine adults and one youngster. The plane had crashed southwest of Whidbey Island on its way from Friday Harbor. According to The New York Times, one body was discovered from the collision, which occurred between 3 and 4 p.m. local time, while the other nine passengers were still missing.

“Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center received a report at 3:11 p.m . (Pacific Standard Time) (23:11 GMT on Sunday) that a float plane crashed with nine adults and one child aboard. The plane was en route to Seattle Tacoma International Airport after departing from Friday Harbor,” the US Coast Guard Pacific Northwest said in the statement.

“Air and boat crews are searching for any signs of survivors,” said a Coast Guard spokesman as quoted by The New York Times.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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