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Published Time: 08.06.2024 - 04:13:15 Modified Time: 08.06.2024 - 04:13:15

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said the crash was first reported to the dispatch center around 11:40 a.m. Friday. The sheriff’s office said an “older model plane” was reportedly flying from north to south before crashing near the north end of Jones Island and sunk. William Anders


Anders is the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the famous “Earthrise” photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said the crash was first reported to the dispatch center around 11:40 a.m. Friday. The sheriff’s office said an “older model plane” was reportedly flying from north to south before crashing near the north end of Jones Island and sunk.

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed to KOMO Friday afternoon it was investigating a crash of a Beechcraft A A 45, also known as a T-34, that crashed 80 feet offshore of Jones Island. The NTSB said the T-34 crashed “under unknown circumstances.”

The NTSB asked any witnesses to the crash or anyone who has information that crash that could be relevant to the investigation to contact investigators at witness@ntsb.gov.

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