BURLINGTON — A plane registered to a Montana oil-and-gas exploration company crashed and burned near this northwest Washington town Thursday, killing all three people onboard, federal officials said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane, a Beechcraft Bonanza, was on a flight from Havre, Mont., where it was registered to Textana Inc.
The plane was approaching for a landing at the Skagit Regional Airport when it dropped off radar about 11 a.m. The wreckage was found in a wooded area near Bay View State Park about 1 p.m., and was mostly consumed by flames, the Skagit County sheriff’s office said.
A woman who answered the phone at Textana said only: “Yes, it’s our plane. Yes, it’s our people.” She declined to give her name.
The National Transportation Safety Board was investigating.