SEATTLE, WA. (THECOUNT) — Marc Drake of Everett, Washington, has been identified as the victim killed in a small plane crash on Whidbey Island Saturday.

Drake, 63, was piloting an experimental aircraft when it crashed upon approach in dense woods near Langley, WA, according to Island County officials.


A passenger in the aircraft was transported to a Seattle hospital in critical condition. The passenger’s current condition was not provided by officials.

Firefighters used chain-saws cut their way through the thick woods to reach the two-seat plane, reports ccenterdispatch.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Langley is a city in Island County, Washington, United States which is located on the south end of Whidbey Island, overlooking the Saratoga Passage.

It is the third largest incorporated area on Whidbey. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census, while the ZCTA for Langley’s post office had a population of 4,878, source Wikipedia.