Floatplane crashes in Alaska

2015-09-15 21:34
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Anchorage - Authorities say a floatplane with 10 people aboard has crashed in southwest Alaska, killing an unknown number of people.

Alaska state troopers say fatalities occurred in the wreck on Tuesday near Iliamna, but they didn't know how many. They say rescue personnel are taking injured passengers to the clinic in the small community.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Allen Kenitzer says in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the plane crashed on take-off at Eastwind Lake, 1.6km north of Iliamna. He says the aircraft was a De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter on floats, and the cause of the crash is not yet known.

Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board says authorities believe the plane belongs to an area lodge, but he declined to immediately identify it.

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