3 killed, 7 injured in Alaska plane crash

2015-09-16 10:12


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Los Angeles - A small plane transporting tourists on a fishing trip crashed in Alaska on Tuesday killing three passengers and injuring seven, authorities said.

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the sea plane, a De Havilland Turbine Otter, crashed on takeoff at Eastwind Lake near Iliamna after hitting a patch of trees.

A spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board said two of the injured were in critical condition.

The plane was owned by a company that caters to tourists that flock to the region every summer to go fishing.

A similar incident in June left nine people dead.

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