The family of Smash actress Megan Hilty died in a Seattle plane crash on Sunday.
Hilty’s sister Lauren Hilty, her significant other Ross Mikel and their child Remi were among 10 people who died in a plane crash over Puget Sound in Mutiny Bay.
According to TMZ, Lauren was reportedly pregnant with a baby boy, who will be named Luca.
It is not yet known what caused the accident and only one body has been recovered. According to ABC News, no distress call was initiated and the electronic locating transmitter was not working.
The company that owns Northwest Seaplanes Aircraft said it was working with the FAA, NTSB and Coast Guard to determine the cause.
The US Coast Guard has closed the search for missing bodies after a 2100 nautical mile search.
Also on board were civil rights activists Sandy Williams, Joan Mera, pilot Jason Winters, Patricia Hicks, Luke Ludwig, Rebecca Ludwig and Gabrielle Hanna.
A beach goer saw the plane going ‘nose-first’ into the water and made ‘big splashes’ before going ‘the sound of the explosion’.
Megan Hilty’s sister Lauren Hilty (pictured in the back row with Megan), her significant other Ross Mikel and their child Remi were among 10 people who died in a plane crash over Puget Sound.
Mikel (pictured with his daughter Lyla) died. he had a winery business
A plane carrying 10 people (pictured) crashed on Puget Sound near Whidbey Island near Seattle on Sunday, killing everyone on board
According to King 5, locals began getting on their boats on Sunday to aid in the wreck until the US Coast Guard arrived.
‘It was probably 40 minutes’ [before they arrived]A man going to the beach said to King 5. ‘He instructed us what to do’ [while they came], Look for survivors and get what we could, essentially, look for survivors.’
By the time unknown beach goers arrived at the scene, which was about a mile away, ‘everything was already sunk.’
Only one body has been recovered and the cause of the accident is currently unknown.
Among the dead are Smash actress Megan Hilty’s sister Lauren Hilty, her significant other Ross Mikel and their baby Remi. Lauren was reportedly pregnant
‘It was too late,’ she told the outlet.
Not much was found on the beach aiding the wreck, other than a logbook, some shoes, floating pieces of the plane, and the body of a woman on board the ship.
‘There was nothing left,’ said the man to King 5.
Mikel owned a wine business called Ross Andrew Winery, which has been running since 1999.
His family, who spoke to King 5, said in a statement: ‘We are deeply saddened and devastated by the loss of our beloved Ross Mikel, Lauren Hilty, Remi and their unborn child, Luca. Our collective grief is unimaginable.
Hilty (pictured together) has not publicly addressed her sister’s demise.
Lauren was reportedly pregnant with her second child Luca when the plane crashed
Mikel’s family said they are ‘deeply saddened and beyond loss’ and their ‘grief is unimaginable’
‘He was a bright and shining light in the lives of all who knew him. Though his time with us was very short, we will carry on his legacy.
The Washington State Wine Commission also issued a statement, writing: ‘We are deeply saddened by the news about Ross Mikel and his family. Ross had an incredible impact on the Washington wine community and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his loved ones as they are going through this very difficult time.
Hilty has not publicly addressed her sister’s passing.