In an unintended Memorial Day surprise, the pilot of a single-engine plane with three people and a dog on board landed safely in a south Seattle park after losing power, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
No injuries were reported as the single-engine plane landed in the playfield at Genesee Park, near the shore of Lake Washington around 4:15 in the afternoon. The Cessna 210 had just been cleared to land at Boeing Field when it lost power, FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said.
The plane touched down near the center of the park. “The plane definitely landed. It did not crash,” said Detective Mark Jamieson, a Seattle police spokesman. “No one on the ground was injured, so that’s good news.”
An FAA inspector was also headed to the scene to begin an investigation. The nature of the plane’s mechanical problem was not immediately clear.