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Injuries Reported After Plane Crashes With 11 People Aboard in Alaska

13 July, 2018, 02:39 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • 11 rescued after plane crashes on Alaska island

The pilot called 911 when the float equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter seaplane crashed, and Alaska State Troopers alerted the Coast Guard about the crash at 8.50am local time.

"This afternoon, all 10 passengers and the pilot of a downed Taquan Air flight have been transported to Ketchikan where they are receiving medical attention", Taquan Air, which operates the airplane, said in a statement. "This one had a good outcome so far", he said.

The Coast Guard said helicopter crews were searching for the plane and volunteer rescue teams with emergency medical personnel were standing by to help.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 11 passengers on a plane that crashed into an Alaskan mountain Tuesday.

Charly Hengen, public information officer for USCG, said that the pilot said there were no fatalities at the time the crash was called in, but that several injuries were reported.

All 11 passengers on the plane survived the crash on Mount Jumbo, southwest of the city of Ketchikan. The Coast Guard said the extent of the injuries to people on board was not immediately known.

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Crowds at the teeming rescue site cheer the good news, but attention soon turns to the hard task of getting the boys out safely. When asked about his first reaction as he saw the first set of boys who were rescued he admitted that he was "very scared".

It happened about 40 miles southwest of Ketchikan, and rescue operations are under way.

Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board says the plane departed a fishing lodge at Steamboat Bay, on Noyes Island, at about 7:30 a.m., headed for Ketchikan.

A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths.

Alaska State Troopers identified the pilot at 72-year-old Mike Hodgins of Ketchikan.

DeSpain says the plane, which had taken off from Prince of Wales Island, was bound for Ketchikan. Residents can travel to Ketchikan by ferry or scheduled commuter flights.

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