Plane Crash In Alaska

Plane Crashes In Mountainous Terrain on Prince of Wales Island

July 10, 2018 - 3:57 pm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say no deaths have been reported after a plane believed to be carrying 11 people crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.

    Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers, says the pilot reported there were injuries but no deaths when the plane went down Tuesday.

    He says the Coast Guard, an area search and rescue team and a trooper were responding.

    Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board says preliminary information suggests that the float-equipped plane is in rocky, tree-covered terrain.

    DeSpain says the plane, which had taken off from Prince of Wales Island, was bound for Ketchikan.


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