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Pilot found dead in wreckage of small plane that crashed near Arlington

The body of a pilot was found in the wreckage of a small plane that crashed near North Cedarvale Loop Road in Snohomish County on Thursday.

ARLINGTON, Wash. — A pilot in a small two-seat plane was found dead in the wreckage of a crash near Arlington, Washington. 

Snohomish County Sheriff deputies received a 911 call Thursday night from the friend of the pilot worried the plane had crashed. The friend said the pilot was overdue and used a tracking device to find the plane's approximate location, according to the sheriff's office. 

Deputies and fire crews searched the area near North Cedarvale Loop Road and located debris and the cockpit of the plane in a heavily wooded area. The crash was about seven miles northeast of Arlington Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The body of the pilot, a 73-year-old Bothell man, was found inside. The pilot was the only person on board, according to the FAA.

Investigators do not know what caused the plane to crash. 

The pilot’s name has not been released. 

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