Richard Bach’s Plane Crashes on San Juan Island

Earlier this morning, ST reported a hospital employee had confirmed the injured person was Richard Bach, author and famed pilot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Friday and is in critical but stable condition. San Juan Islander news reported that witnesses say the aircraft flew into power lines snapping them and causing a local power outage.

The aircraft came to rest inverted with the pilot hanging by his harness. As of 2AM Harborview Medical staff reported the man is in critical condition. The aircraft is registered to Richard Bach. The local sheriff stated there were no other passengers. No one was injured on the ground.

Richard Bach is the famed author of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” and is a well respected pilot making his home on Orcas Island, there’s some doubt as to who the injured person is at this moment. ( updated 11:48AM Sat, Sept 1, 2012 )

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