PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. - A plane reported stolen Tuesday from the Jefferson County Airport was found a day later with the pilot still inside after crashing somewhere in Olympic National Park.
According to an official with the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, a clerk reported someone acting suspicious and trying to rent a plane at the airport. Shortly after, the clerk noticed a plane missing and notified the owner who then reported the plane stolen.
Officials were able to track the flight for a short time as it flew over Olympic National Park. But the GPS was shut off about 10 miles before reaching Hoquiam.
Eyewitnesses later reported a plane crash near LaPush. The US Navy searched the area Wednesday morning and found the Cessna plane with the pilot alive - still inside.
It was unclear how serious the person's injuries were.
No further details have been released.