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Pilot killed in float-plane crash

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The Federal Aviation Authority is investigating a plane crash near Grand Coulee that killed a Monroe man on Saturday.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth A. Berger was flying a Searay amphibious plane near Steamboat Rock State Park around 5 p.m. Saturday. While attempting to take off from Banks Lake, witnesses said the plane went nose-down into the water and sank. Berger was the lone occupant of the plane.

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