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Updated: Plane ends up off the runway at Lynden airport

According to witnesses at the scene, 2 males were transported by aid units with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries from the scene of a plane mishap near the Lynden Municipal Airport.

About 7:20pm tonight, June 14th, aid was dispatched to the 8600 block of Depot Road for a report of a plane crash.

A witness at the scene reported the plane ended up on the north side of the runway between Benson and Depot Roads, near Clematis Court.

According to Flightaware.com, the 1973 Cessna single engine 4-seater was on a flight that originated from Renton Municipal Airport about 6:30pm. The plane had been purchased from Snohomish Flying Service by 1310Q LLC, a Delaware corporation, last month.

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Plane down after ending up off the runway at Lynden Municipal Airport (June 14, 2020). Photo courtesy of Dave Brumbaugh.
The scene of a single engine plane crash off the runway at Lynden Municipal Airport (June 14, 2020). Photo courtesy of Dave Brumbaugh.

Lynden Fire Department Fire Chief Mark Billmire said in an email on June 15th there were 4 on board when the plane “skidded off the runway.” Billmire confirmed 2 people onboard sustained injuries and were transported by aid crews. There was no fire and the plane had suffered minor damage significant damage and would likely be considered a total loss, Billmire said.


This story was updated at 9:40am on June 15th to include details provided by the Lynden Fire Department. It was updated again at 10:10am to reflect an updated damage estimate.

One Comment

  1. Karrie-Ann Nosbusch Karrie-Ann Nosbusch June 15, 2020 at 12:54pm

    Definitely did not skid. We watched the whole event happen. It was backfiring prior to hitting the runway. It then bounced in the runway & attempted to get into the air again (like many planes here will do if they landing isn’t smooth-they circle back & land smoothly)…this plane began to ascend & then we watched it abruptly turn to the left & head back to the ground before the accident. My husband was there with the pilot (mostly he was pretty shook & appeared to take most of the impact & passengers until police & medics arrived.

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