Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

Two people died when a single-engine Arctic Aircraft S-1B2 crashed east of Fairbanks, also at about 11 am

By: AP | Anchorage | Published:May 28, 2017 1:21 pm
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Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously, killing a total of four people. KTUU-TV reports, the National Transportation Safety Board said two died and a third person was injured when their Piper PA-30 went down nine miles southwest of Haines at around 11 am.

The injured person was flown by helicopter to Juneau for medical treatment. Authorities said witnesses reported seeing the twin-engine plane crash shortly after takeoff.

Meanwhile, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported two people died when a single-engine Arctic Aircraft S-1B2 crashed east of Fairbanks, also at about 11 am. Alaska State Troopers reported late yesterday that both the pilot and passenger died in the crash.

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