BY ROBERT MITTENDORF

Two people were injured when a small plane crashed early Sunday evening, June 14, at Lynden Municipal Airport.

Photos shared on social media show the single-engine plane on its belly, with its landing gear collapsed, as it came to rest about 15 feet from a house just off the runway.

It appeared otherwise intact and there was no evidence of fire.

Four people were aboard the propeller-driven aircraft when it crashed off the north side of the runway about 7:20 p.m. Sunday, said Lawrence Rigby, a spokesman for the FAA in Washington, D.C.

Randy Small of Lynden told The Bellingham Herald via Twitter that he saw Lynden firefighters treating two people a the scene.

According to the emergency services app Pulse Point, two Lynden ambulances took patients to St. Joseph hospital.

No information was available on their injuries.

According to the aviation website FlightAware.com, a 1973 Cessna 177RG landed at Lynden Municipal Airport at 7:17 p.m. Sunday after leaving Renton Municipal Airport at 6:31 p.m.

That plane was sold in late May to 1310Q LLC, a company in Lewes, Delaware.

FAA records show the plane was certified airworthy on May 28, 2020.

According to AirNav.com, the airport, also known as Jansen Field, is owned and operated by the city.

It is located north of downtown, and its single runway is lined by residential housing.

There is no control tower.

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