Investigators Looking Into Boeing Field crash

December 2, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Wednesday night crash of a small plane at Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash.

The wreckage of the twin-engine Piper PA44 remained upside down Thursday morning, but the King County airport is open.

Airport spokeswoman Rochelle Ogershok says the plane was taking off when it veered into a parked plane and caught fire. Airport firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.

Officials say a student pilot in his 20s and a flight instructor in her 30s were treated for scratches.

FAA records indicate the plane is registered to Hillsboro Aviation, based at the Hillsboro airport near Portland. The company website says it offers airplane and helicopters charters and sales, maintenance and flight training. Calls to the company for information about the crash were not returned overnight.

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