Plane crash kills Vancouver mans son grandson

first_imgA Vancouver man lost his son and grandson Friday in a crash of their small plane into a steep ridge in a wilderness area east of Arlington in Snohomish County.The pilot of the plane was Matthew Annis, who lives in the Deer Park area north of Spokane, said Linda Shaw, a friend of the family who lives in Vancouver. Shaw said she couldn’t recall the name of the boy who was killed, but estimated his age at 9 or 10.The pilot’s father and the boy’s grandfather is Terry Annis, who lives in Vancouver, Shaw said. Shaw said she and Terry Annis are affiliated with the Rose City Yacht Club.The single-engine Piper PA 22 reportedly left an airstrip at Elk Heights in Spokane County on Friday evening and never made it to the occupants’ planned destination in Arlington.The annual Arlington Fly-In for general aviation aircraft was held at the airport there through Sunday, drawing single-engine and performance aircraft from throughout the region and Canada.last_img read more