The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a small airplane crashed into Lake Morton in unincorporated Kent on Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2019.

Witnesses saw a plane gliding – with no engine sound – crash into the middle of the lake.

A man and woman were able to kayak out and rescue the pilot, who was conscious. The pilot was a 19-year-old male who was brought to shore and is currently in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The airplane was a single-engine, single-occupant aircraft.

Police say that the engine was having issues and cut off prior to the crash. It then starting sinking, and the KCSO Marine Unit responded.

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