WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Two people are dead after a small plane crashed Wednesday on Whidbey Island southeast of Langley, officials with South Whidbey Fire say. According to the FAA, the single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal went down just west of the runway at the Whidbey Airpark just before 12pm. It hit the ground and ended up in a patch of woods nearby. Caption: WATCH: A small plane crashed on Whidbey Island Wednesday morning. The FAA says preliminary reports are that two people were on board.