Two men were injured Saturday when their small plane crashed into a building at Affordable Self Storage in Kent, Washington. The accident at 1721 Central Ave. S. happened at 1:19 p.m., about six minutes into the flight. The structure’s roof and at least one storage unit were damaged, according to sources.
The passengers, ages 59 and 23, took off from Auburn Municipal Airport in a Challenger II fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft. First-responders used ladders to remove them from the plane. Both were conscious, and neither had any life-threatening injuries. They were taken to a local hospital.
The plane is owned by an unidentified resident of Spokane, Washington. The crash might’ve been caused by a mechanical failure but will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, a source reported.
Affordable Self Storage offers heated, drive-up storage units and outdoor vehicle storage.
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