Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins


SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Navy have started efforts to recover the wreckage of a floatplane that crashed in Washington state’s Puget Sound.

Ten people were killed in the crash.

KING 5 News reports that a barge equipped to conduct the recovery entered the shipping channel Monday.

The U.S. Navy will use a drone, a barge and a crane to recover the wreckage from the seafloor.

The flight was traveling from San Juan Island to the Seattle suburb of Renton when it crashed. Only one body was found.

Officials say determining the probable cause of the crash could take 12 to 24 months.


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