(LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash.) -- Authorities confirm a military plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island crashed in Lincoln County, WA.
A volunteer firefighter in Davenport tells KREM.com the plane crashed between Harrington and Odessa, near the intersection of Coffee Pot Rd. and Duck Lake Lamona Rd.
A witness tells KREM 2 News he heard an incredible boom at about 8:30 Monday morning and saw a large plume of smoke. Joel Cronrath says he went toward the scene and saw wreckage from the crash. Cronrath says he drives a bus, and often sees military fighter jets training in the area, performing difficult maneuvers. Cronrath says infomation he gathered from authorities on the scene is that three people died in the crash.
KREM 2 also talked to Stan Dammel, the manager of the Odessa airport. Dammel says he flew over the scene after hearing of the crash. He says all he could see was a charred spot on the ground with debris scattared.
KREM 2 has a crew on the way to the scene.