Peninsula: Prowler is fourth to crash in region

Thursday’s crash of a Navy jet southeast of Sappho was the fourth Whidbey Island-based EA-6B Prowler to impact on the North Olympic Peninsula in 20 years and the third to crash near Forks.

The other Prowler crashes on the North Olympic Peninsula include:

* On Aug. 19, 1981, three Navy fliers parachuted from a Prowler before their jet crashed in downed timber about 13 miles south of Forks.

* A second Prowler crashed Dec. 13, 1984, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Diamond Point Road, near Blyn.

* On March 19, 1992, a Prowler flying on a routine mid-day training mission crashed in heavy timber just north of Kalaloch, in Jefferson County, about 30 miles south of Forks.

The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News sports section. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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