A teenage girl who survived a small plane crash in a mountainous area in Washington state on Saturday, walked away from the crash site and was picked up by a motorist on Monday, authorities said.
According to an AP report, crews had been searching for the plane with three aboard after it failed to reach its destination. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said Monday afternoon that Autumn Veatch managed to walk to a trailhead, where she was picked up by a motorist and brought to a store in Mazama, Washington.
The girl had been “walking for a couple of days,” Rogers said. She was being taken to a local hospital and she seemed to be in stable condition, he said. Rogers wouldn’t comment on the status of the other two people aboard the plane.
Officials had identified those aboard as Leland and Sharon Bowman of Marion, Montana, and their 16-year-old step-granddaughter, Autumn Veatch, of Bellingham, Washington.
“We’re not going into the status of the grandparents. She was the only one who walked out,” Rogers told The Associated Press. “She just said they came out of the clouds, and it crashed.”