Plane crash near Alaska kills four including pilot

Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2013

plane crashANCHORAGE, Alaska  — A passenger plane crashed near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killing four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Saturday.

The plane was travelling from Bethel to Saint Marys when it crashed about 7 p.m. on Friday, Peters said. The wreckage was about four miles east of the village.

The pilot and three passengers died in the Friday night crash, spokeswoman Peters said.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the other passengers, Peters said  The single-engine, turboprop Cessna 208 was Era Alaska’s Flight 37, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson said.

There was no immediate report on what might have caused the crash. The NTSB planned to send two investigators to the scene Saturday. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman didn’t immediately respond to an email requesting crash information.

One Response to Plane crash near Alaska kills four including pilot

  1. Lyna says:

    That picture is not a Cessna 208

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