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By Olivia Harnack and Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Plane crashes near LaCrosse

Second, unrelated plane crash kills Lind cropduster


Olivia Harnack | The Gazette

A Beechcraft Bonanza that crashed near LaCrosse on Friday afternoon sustained damage to the frame and engine, but the windows remained largely intact.

LACROSSE - Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating two airplane crashes over the Independence Day weekend, including one just off state Highway 26 near LaCrosse.

Kevin Kennedy, 65, of Arlington, was flying his Beechcraft Bonanza from Arlington to Colfax when he crashed near Lacrosse.shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, July 1, records show.

Kennedy sustained serious injuries and was airlifted from the crash site to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.

In an unrelated crash outside Lind, in nearby Ad...

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