At approximately 3:30 P.M. on May 2, Mukilteo Police and Firefighters responded to Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW and Mukilteo Speedway for a report of an aircraft crash. A single engine aircraft lost altitude immediately after takeoff from Paine Field Airport, striking a powerline that caused widespread power outages throughout the City. The aircraft also struck a traffic signal which ruptured a fuel cell that caused a mid-air fuel spill and a vehicle fire. The aircraft impacted the roadway and skidded to a stop on Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW east of Cyrus Way.
Rapid response to the incident resulted in the vehicle fire being quickly extinguished and emergency medical service being available to all persons involved. Two subjects reported only minor injuries. One was treated and released at the scene and the other was transported to a local hospital. The pilot, a 30 year old male from Oregon, did not report any injuries.
The cause of the aircraft crash is being investigated by the National Transportation and Safety Board.
This incident was most effectively managed because of the help and support from the Mukilteo Fire Department, Paine Field Fire, Lynnwood Fire, Fire District 1, Everett Fire, Washington State Patrol, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and Support 7. Additionally, the rapid response from Washington State DOT and Snohomish PUD was critical to getting power restored to the area and the traffic signals back up and running.
Police Chief Cheol Kang said, “The quick response from our first responders and partner agencies was critical to providing immediate aid to all involved parties and containing the crash scene for investigation. These partnerships prove to be so important when responding to critical incidents of this magnitude.”
Crime Prevention Officer