Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

All 11 on board survive plane crash on Alaska mountain

All 11 on board survive plane crash on Alaska mountain

Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers, said the pilot reported there were injuries but no deaths among the 11 on board after the crash on Prince of Wales Island.

"It was reported that 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries", the US Coast Guard said in a statement following the incident near the southeasternmost city of Ketchikan.

Taquan Air, which conducts scheduled flights and sightseeing services, said it was a chartered flight.

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

In the USA state of Alaska crashed a small plane, on Board of which were ten passengers and the pilot. "This one had a good outcome so far", he said. All almost a dozen passengers on board survived the incident, and were flown to Ketchikan aboard Temsco helicopters and transferred for medical care.

In another remarkable story of survival, it appears there were no fatalities when a plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday in a mountainous region of Alaska.

DeSpain said the plane, which had taken off from Prince of Wales Island, was bound for Ketchikan.

Authorities confirmed that the crash site has been located in terrain southwest of Ketchikan.

A plane carrying 11 people-10 passengers and a pilot-crashed about 2,000 feet up on the side of Alaska's Mount Jumbo on Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. It had to hoist the pilot and 10 passengers to safety.

Multiple agencies with air and land support attempted to reach the crash on Tuesday.

Hengen said that two helicopters were at the scene of the beacon, but due to visibility down to roughly a quarter mile, they had not yet located the plane.

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