SEATTLE (AP) – Search crews looking for a small plane that crashed in north-central Washington with three people aboard say they have located wreckage in the general area where a crash survivor emerged from the woods.
A Washington state Transportation Department spokeswoman says the wreckage was located Tuesday evening in the general area where 16-year-old survivor Autumn Veatch emerged from the woods on Monday. However, spokeswoman Barbara LaBoe says crews were not able to reach the site yet and no positive identification has been made of either the plane or the two missing occupants, Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana.
Efforts to reach the site will resume in the morning.
Earlier Tuesday, the girl was released from a hospital in Brewster, Washington. In her hometown of Bellingham, Washington, family friends gathered Tuesday night in anticipation of a happy homecoming, bringing balloons and flowers to the apartment of the teen’s father, David Veatch. Autumn Veatch has said the Bowmans, her step-grandparents, did not survive the crash Saturday. The plane was bringing her home from a Montana visit.
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