February 22, 2012
Update: Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails closed at least through Friday, Feb. 24
Closure enables safe and efficient removal of plane wreckage
OLYMPIA – The closure of Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails will continue this week through at least Friday, February 24, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). On Wednesday, February 15, a single-engine airplane crashed in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA), which is managed by DNR and is a popular recreation area in eastern King County.
Immediately after the crash, DNR closed access to the area to better help teams from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other agencies conduct their investigation. Plans for removal of the wreckage are scheduled to be completed by Friday of this week.
“Depending on weather conditions and how well the removal of the plane wreckage goes, we hope to reopen the area for the weekend,” said Doug McClelland, Assistant Region Manager for DNR’s South Puget Sound Region.
DNR will provide updates on the status of the Mount Si area through its social media tools:
DNR’s Facebook page
DNR’s Twitter feedDNR’s Ear to the Ground blog
Links to these social media tools can also be found at www.dnr.wa.gov
Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, firstname.lastname@example.org
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