2 killed in southwest Washington small plane crash

LA CENTER, Wash. — Authorities say a plane crashed in southwestern Washington, killing the two people who were aboard.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office says at 4:11 p.m. Monday a pilot flying south of La Center reported a downed aircraft in a marshy area.

The sheriff's office says that pilot directed emergency personnel to the crash site while circling overhead.

Sheriff's deputies and firefighters found the single-engine propeller plane in a shallow pond.

Authorities found the bodies of a pilot and passenger. The sheriff's office says both men appeared to have died on impact.

The exact time and circumstances of the crash remain unknown.

The area was secured for Federal Aviation Administration investigators.

No further details were released.