Small plane reported down in Washington state's Hood Canal

AP News
Posted: Jan 26, 2015 11:53 PM

SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching an area of Washington's Hood Canal after what appears to be airplane debris was found floating on the water.

The Kitsap County sheriff's office says several 911 callers reported seeing a small plane that appeared to be in distress Monday afternoon and one person reported seeing such a plane hit the water.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross said Monday evening the search continued with a helicopter and two Coast Guard vessels.

Kitsap County sheriff's Sgt. Ken Dickinson says the water in the area is about 500 to 600 feet deep. He had no information on a possible make and model of the plane.

He says the debris field was spotted in a cove near the town of Seabeck, which is on the Kitsap Peninsula west of Seattle.

Hood Canal is a narrow waterway in Puget Sound.