Two people were killed when A single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal airplane crashed at the Whidbey Airpark near Langley Nov. 11, according to the FAA. Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Two people were killed when A single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal airplane crashed at the Whidbey Airpark near Langley Nov. 11, according to the FAA. Photo provided by Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Two killed in airplane crash at Langley airport

Both the pilot and co-pilot died at the scene on Nov. 11.

Two people were killed when a single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal airplane crashed at the Whidbey Airpark near Langley on Nov. 11, according to the FAA.

Sgt. Laura Price with the Island County Sheriff’s Office said the two occupants of the aircraft were able to contact the FAA prior to the crash and reported that the engine had lost power and the plane was going down.

At about 11:45 a.m., the FAA contacted Island County dispatchers and relayed that the pilot was trying to make it to the Langley airport.

Soon after, a witness reported that the plane had stalled over the Langley airfield and then crashed at the edge of the property. Specifically, the witness said that the airplane came from the west and flew over the runway, made a sharp turn and landed in the woods just at the edge of the airpark, the sheriff’s office reported.

Price said both the pilot and co-pilot died at the scene.

The pilot was Carl Dahlman of Seattle. He was 78 years old.

The co-pilot was Joshua McCormick of Edmonds. He was 25 years old.

Price said Dahlman had rented the aircraft from a flying club in Seattle. He was flying with the co-pilot to get an instrument rating when the accident occurred.

Officials from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene of the accident Thursday morning to investigate the cause.

Langley Airplane Crash

More in News

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society President Laura Renninger, seen here with group mascot Garry, said she hopes Oak Harbor residents appreciate the city’s unique namesake trees this year.
City’s mayor proclaims 2021 as ‘Year of the Oak’

Members of the Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society hope residents will take advantage of a few opportunities to celebrate the city’s namesake tree.

Federal judge rejects injunction request against Navy Growlers

The decision wasn’t a surprise, and it doesn’t directly affect the underlying lawsuits by the state Attorney General’s Office and COER.

Schools look for more diversity in hiring teachers

Despite 41.9 percent of the Oak Harbor student population identifying as an ethnicity other than white, only 7.9 percent of teachers identified as an ethnicity other than white.

Teachers starting to receive COVID-19 vaccines

Gov. Inslee made the group immediately eligible along with those already in Phase 1B1 of the state’s vaccination program.

Hospital renovation moving forward

The $22.5 million project is on on track despite the district’s “cash poor” status and the pandemic.

Coupeville Middle School students are returning to campus, but not for class

Students in grades 6-8 will return to campus on March 8 in the afternoons for two days a week.

Camano man accused of murder appears in court

The man was accused of shooting two people, killing one, at a Camano Island home on Feb. 28.

House passes ban on certain police use-of-force tactics

Chokeholds are prohibited, car are chases limited and military equipment is not allowed.

Most Read