ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – NTSB says 10 killed in Alaska plane crash, sends team to investigate.
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There’s been another horrific plane crash in America as today Alaska experienced a fatal air crash, reports KTUU.
Meagan Peters of the Alaska State Troopers told the Associated Press:
The fixed-wing aircraft was fully engulfed in flames before firefighters could get to the plane. The victims have not yet been identified.
This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far…
1. All on Board Have Been Killed
Ten people are reported to be dead, nine passengers as while as one pilot. The crash killed all of those on board.
2. It Was a Light Aircraft Crash
The plane that crashed was a light aircraft, a de Havilland Otter Air Taxi. The aircraft was designed to seat 11 people. It’s believed the plane was coming in to land at Soldotna Airport, about 150 miles south east of Anchorage.
3. The Crash Occurred on Sunday Morning
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The crash is believed to have happened at around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday morning. Early reports had indicated that the crash happened just after take-off.
4. An NTSB Investigator On His Way to San Francisco Has Been Held Back
One NTSB investigator out of Anchorage who was due in San Francisco to investigate the Asiana crash yesterday has been kept back in Alaska. The NTSB in Alaska will launch “major go-team” to investigate the cause of the crash.
5. The Cause of the Crash is Still Undetermined
The NTSB in Alaska will launch “major go-team” to investigate the cause.