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Stolen plane wreckage hauled off Ketron Island

Work crews loaded wreckage from the crashed Horizon plane and hauled debris off Ketron Island Monday.

Work crews loaded wreckage from the stolen Horizon plane onto trailers and hauled the debris off Ketron Island Monday onto a ferry for Steilacoom.

A team from the Washington Department of Natural Resources is also on Ketron checking for hot spots after Friday's fiery crash. Parts of the property are still smoldering, and will need to be monitored for several days, DNR said.

“It’s pretty contained, and it’s very small,” said Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands.

DNR said it hoped to put the fire response into more of a "monitor" status this coming weekend, where they check on it every few days to make sure flames are no longer a risk.

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Because the plane was not carrying much fuel, the risk of contamination from hazardous materials is low. Crews will be assessing the land, looking for any signs of leaked fluids.

The wreckage, which is being handled by an aviation wreckage hauling subcontractor, is being taken to an undisclosed location.

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