A plane crash over a wheat field brought an uncharacteristically large amount of traffic through the sparsely-populated area west of Harrington, Wash., Monday.
“I was in the house, when I heard the boom, it shook the whole place,” Ken Kennedy said. “I figured it was just a plane breaking the sound barrier, because they do that a couple times a month around here.”
Then Kennedy got a call from his son, Matt, who was preparing for a day's work for the city of Harrington.
“I saw a big, black cloud and called my dad,” Matt said.
After getting Matt's call, Ken rushed to the scene, which happened on Harvey Nitschke's farm near Coffee Pot Road and Kupers Road.
“I saw pieces of the plane strewn all over the field,” Ken said. “The sky was black and a lot of the farmers in the area had gathered to see the wreck.”
Ken said he then rushed back to his house to get his camera. When he got back to the wreck-site, pieces were still smoldering.