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Plane wreckage spotted along Columbia River was from 2020 crash, Coast Guard says

The wreckage was spotted near Kalama, Wash. and Sandy Island in the Columbia River.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard
The wreckage was determined to be from March 2020, the Coast Guard said.

KALAMA, Wash. — The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency responders responded to a downed plane spotted Monday in the Columbia River near Kalama, Wash.

After arriving at the scene, the Coast Guard tweeted that the wreckage was from a crash that happened in March of 2020. A search for survivors was suspended.

Someone reported the aircraft in the river near Sandy Island at 8:05 a.m. Monday.

The plane's tail is white with blue stripes. The letter N and number 7 are visible on the body of the plane, the Coast Guard said.