Two people died on Saturday when their float plane crashed into Lake Chelan near the remote resort community of Stehekin in the North Cascades. The plane was carrying 5 people total.
A charter flight from Chelan Airways, the single-engine DeHavilland Beaver had taken off from the town of Chelan about 4:30 p.m. Approximately 15 minutes later it crashed, flipping onto its top as it tried to land at Stehekin. This was according to Jeff Middleton, chief criminal deputy for the Chelan County sheriff’s department.
Middleton said that those killed were a woman from Stehekin and a man. The male pilot and a female were taken to a hospital in Chelan, and the fifth person, a 16-year-old girl, was unhurt, he said.