Small plane crashes into power pole north of Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are responding to the crash of a small airplane crash northeast of Bellingham.

The Bellingham Herald reports crews were called to the crash near Everson shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Allen Kenitzer says a Cessna airplane struck a power pole with its wing while taxiing after it landed, impacting the power lines.

Local authorities say only the pilot was on board.

Kenitzer says there was no immediate word on the pilot’s condition.

The plane was reported to be leaking fuel.