1 dead, 1 injured in small plane crash near Everett airport

EVERETT, Wash. -- A small plane crashed just south of Paine Field in Everett Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring another, officials said.

The plane crashed around 9 a.m., just south of the airport in the 3000 block of 100th Street SW in a heavily wooded area.

Lt. Rodney Rochon of the Snohomish County sheriff's office says crews had to cut their way through brush to get to the plane, using chain saws and machetes.

One of the two passengers in the Beechcraft Bonanza was pronounced dead, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.

Rochon says the injured man suffered bone fractures, but was conscious and alert when he was carried out of the woods to a waiting ambulance.

The cause of the crash into the heavy brush was not immediately known, officials said.

Runways at Paine Field were closed following the crash, and airplanes were seen circling near the airport.

Both the FAA and the NTSB will investigate.