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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The twin engine, Piper PA-23-250 Aztec airplane that crashed south of Ellensburg on January 17, 2019, was piloted by 75 year old, Dr. Frank L. Smith of Wapato. Dr. Smith was the sole occupant of the aircraft.
It is believed that Dr. Smith took off from Ellensburg bound for Yakima. The cause of the crash is currently being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. An autopsy will be performed as part of the investigation.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Darren Higashiyama, Commander (509) 933-8206
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.