Alaska passengers survived the plane crash

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The Coast Guard, in a release, said all on board were reported to have received minor injuries but otherwise were in good condition.

A company that offers scheduled flights and sightseeing tours says it cancelled all of its scheduled services Tuesday after one of its flights crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. "Thankfully, it was a good outcome".

A plane carrying eleven people, including ten passengers and a pilot, crashed about 2,000 feet up on the side of Alaska's Mount Jumbo Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.


The U.S. Coast Guard says it has taken all 11 people from the crash site to a staging area where they will be taken to Ketchikan.

Taquan Air says it's co-operating with authorities examining the circumstances surrounding the Tuesday morning crash.

It happened about 40 miles southwest of Ketchikan, and rescue operations are under way. Crews from two Jayhawk helicopters searched several hours for the downed plane and the survivors who were able to activate the plane's emergency locator.


A Coast Guard rescue helicopter battled deteriorating weather and very limited visibility. 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 8:45 a.m. local time.

"We don't know specifically what the extent of those injuries are", Clint Johnson, of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Anchorage Daily News.

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. Residents can travel to Ketchikan by ferry or scheduled commuter flights.


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