Bellevue plane crash: Parachute deployed by pilot before landing

A pilot and a passenger were uninjured after a small plane crashed in Bellevue on Tuesday.

Crews responded to a reported aircraft incident near 6500 127th Avenue Southeast in the Newport Hills neighborhood. 

The Bellevue Fire Department said multiple people called about seeing a small prop plane in distress near the pipeline trail. 

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Officer Seth Tyler with the Bellevue Police Department said witnesses also reported seeing the plane go down with a parachute.  

Two people were onboard the Cirrus SR-22 and got out of the plane without any injuries. 

Bellevue Plane Crash

A pilot in a prop plane deployed a parachute before crashing in Bellevue on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (Bellevue Police Department)

According to the pilot, he and a passenger took off from the Renton Aiport for a training flight. 

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During the flight, the plane's engine failed. 

Fire officials said the plane was equipped with a CAPS parachute system. 

Bellevue Plane Crash

A small plane crashed in Bellevue's Newport Hills neighborhood on March 5, 2024.  (Bellevue Police Department)

The pilot successfully deployed the parachute system before the plane landed, police said. 

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Bellevue police shared video of the plane after the parachute was deployed and before it landed. 

Video from Bellevue Police Department below:

There were also no injuries reported on the ground. 

The fire department said the National Transportation Safety Board has been contacted. 

The investigation remains ongoing.