EVERETT — Two people walked away after a small plane crashed near Paine Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Cessna general aviation aircraft had been taking off from the airport shortly before 1:30 p.m., airport director Arif Ghouse said. It wound up near Commando Road W, where it struck a tree.
“There was a report of a potential engine issue and it crash-landed in the fields,” Ghouse said.
A student pilot and instructor were on board, he said. They were transported to a local hospital as a precaution. Their ages and gender were not immediately available.
The accident scene included part of the parking lot at Kaman Aerospace Services near 112th Street SW.
The airport notified the National Transportation Safety Board of the accident.