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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:08 PM

NTSB: 10 Killed in Alaska Plane Crash

Source: Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Authorities say an air taxi has crashed at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska, killing all 10 people on board.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the pilot and nine passengers were killed in the crash at the airport late Sunday morning.

Meagan Peters of Alaska State Troopers says the fixed-wing aircraft was fully engulfed in flames before firefighters could get to the plane. The victims have not yet been identified.

The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. Johnson said initial reports had the accident happening as the plane took off.

The NTSB identified the aircraft in a release Sunday as a de Havilland Otter Air Taxi. The NTSB is sending a team to investigate the crash.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/police-fatal-plane-crash-alaska-airport

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Hissyspit Jul 2013 OP
Cali_Democrat Jul 2013 #1
HowHasItComeToThis Jul 2013 #3
bluedigger Jul 2013 #2
jberryhill Jul 2013 #4
CreekDog Jul 2013 #5
jberryhill Jul 2013 #6
Hissyspit Jul 2013 #7
Franker65 Jul 2013 #8

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:24 PM

1. WOW...another plane crash?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:18 AM

3. THEY GO IN THREES

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:46 PM

2. Shit.

I got a friend working up there and flying around the back country.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:19 AM

4. The de Havilland otter

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:45 AM

5. I flew one of those out of Juneau

after a lot of turbulence, the pilot told us, "it's going to get bumpy now".

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 12:51 AM

6. I fly a lot...

But I don't know if I could get into anything that was going to land on water. It seems like a recipe for nosing under.

I'd love to see Alaska, though.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:23 AM

7. Alaska is amazing.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 08:20 AM

8. Another Crash!?

No fatal civilian crashes in the US since 2009 and now we have two. Terrible.

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