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7 Found Dead in Plane Crash in Washington State


The bodies of seven people have been recovered from the wreckage of an airplane that crashed late Sunday in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington.

Emergency officials say three others who were aboard the aircraft are also believed to be dead.

A spokeswoman with Yakima County Emergency Management, Tina Wilson, says the missing aircraft was found Monday evening by rescue workers following the smell of fuel.

Nine skydivers and a pilot were on the plane when it took off Sunday evening from Star, Idaho, where the skydivers had just completed an event.

The flight was bound for Shelton, Washington.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.