The chopper crash at King Lake:
Two injuries, cause remains under investigation
October 25, 2017
(ARLINGTON, WA.) -- The Snohomish County Sheriff's office says the cause of a helcopter crash yesterday at King Lake east of Arlington remains under investigation.
Just after 1 pm Tuesday, "The Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to a helicopter crash at King Lake east of Arlington. The helicopter had been airborne between 60 and 90 seconds when neighbors heard strange sounds and called 911," according to Courtney O'Keefe of the sheriff's office. "The helicopter crashed into the lake. The male passenger was able to swim to the shore and the male pilot was rescued by a neighbor. "
Both victims were transported by aid car to local hospitals. The pilot was listed in critical condition and the passenger was listed in serious but stable condition.
Age and hometown of both victims were not available when they were transported. The Department of Ecology was on scene to evaluate any fuel spills and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.