Pilot dies in plane crash outside of Chelan

Pilot dies in plane crash outside of Chelan
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A small plane crashed in an orchard near Chelan early Monday, bursting into flames and killing the pilot, reported iFiberOne News.

The pilot was the only person on board.

The plane crashed just after 6:30 a.m. Monday morning in an orchard on Howard Flat Road, according to Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Tim Lemon. Lemon said the fire erupted and consumed the aircraft.

Fire crews controlled the fire, then turned the scene over to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office to secure it for investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Officials have not determined the cause of the crash. The identity of the pilot has not been disclosed.

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