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Seven dead in Washington state plane crash

BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Recovery teams searched a wooded area near Boise, Idaho, Tuesday looking for three skydivers missing after a small plane crash killed seven colleagues.

The wreckage containing seven bodies of the 10 people aboard was found Monday night, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

The single-engine Cessna 208 Caravan, based out of Snohomish, Wash., took off Sunday with a pilot and nine sky-diving passengers for season-ending jumps. The wreckage was discovered about 7:40 p.m. in a heavily wooded area east of White Pass in the Cascades mountain range, the newspaper said.

Search officials told the newspaper they were trying to locate the remaining three passengers.

A hunter reported seeing a low-flying plane and hearing a crash Sunday evening near Rimrock Lake. A search team followed the odor of fuel to the crash site, state emergency management officia


Added: Oct-9-2007 
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  • Why did'nt they jump out?

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  • they are talking about washington state, not washington dc. wut gave that away?...the title?

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  • Yes, This was in Washington State. The 3 Mission probably jumped.

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  • I used to jump and fly jumpers in the area but didn't know any of the dead. The plane does not do well in ice and they were flying in weather that a friend of mine in the exact same type of plane refused to fly through.

    The tail probably broke off in flight and the three probably fell out. Nobody wears their parachutes on long flights like that.

    The pilot was at fault, probably flying under the weather and had an ice or engine problem. Pilot error and weather is what usually kills skydivers, n More..

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