Plane that crashed near Whidbey Island has long history in the skies over Washington

The de Havilland DHC-3 Otter floatplane that crashed near Whidbey Island, killing at least one person, was built in 1967.

SEATTLE — The floatplane that crashed into Puget Sound on Sept. 4 has a long history in the skies over western Washington, and so does the Renton company that owns it.

The de Havilland DHC-3 Otter floatplane that crashed near Whidbey Island, killing at least one person, was built in 1967. Despite its age, former NTSB senior Air Safety Investigator Gregory Feith said that doesn’t necessarily mean the plane was not safe.

Records from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) show the plane received an airworthiness

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