The Latest: Company says its cooperating after Alaska crashJuly 11, 2018 12:13am

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash in Alaska (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

A company that offers scheduled flights and sightseeing tours says it canceled all of its scheduled services Tuesday after one of its flights crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.

Taquan Air says it's cooperating with authorities examining the circumstances surrounding the Tuesday morning crash. The company says it's important to understand what happened to avoid similar incidents.

Eleven people — 10 passengers and a pilot — were on board the plane, which crashed at an elevation of about 2,000 feet on the side of a mountain.

All were rescued. The Coast Guard says all were reported to have received minor injuries. Further details on the injuries weren't immediately available


1:35 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard says all 11 people aboard a plane that crashed on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska have been rescued.

Petty Officer Charly Hengen says a Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site Tuesday and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety.

Hengen did not know what kind of injuries may have been sustained in the crash hours earlier.

She says the people onboard were taken to a staging area with emergency personnel onsite.

She says low visibility created a challenge for rescuers, but the aircraft had an emergency locator that aided the search.


11:45 a.m.

Authorities say no deaths have been reported after a plane believed to be carrying 11 people crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.

Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers, says the pilot reported there were injuries but no deaths when the plane went down Tuesday.

He says the Coast Guard, an area search and rescue team and a trooper were responding.

Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board says preliminary information suggests that the float-equipped plane is in rocky, tree-covered terrain.

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

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Manuel Orrego-Savala walks out of a courtroom in Indianapolis. Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty Friday, July 20, 2018, for the crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver on Feb. 4, 2018. Orrego-Savala is due to be sentenced Sept. 14 and faces a possible maximum sentence of 16 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $20,000. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File)
Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player
People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, left, and Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader hold a press conference at Table Rock Lake about fatal accident involving a Duck Boat at the lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Stone County, Mo. Multiple people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank, the local sheriff said. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
The Latest: Boat victims mourned
Investigators identify truck that dropped rock, killing boyAlaska State Troopers say they have identified the truck from which a rock fell and hit a car, killing a child inside
The Latest: Contractor stops work where rock killed boyAn Alaska contractor has halted reconstruction work on a highway where a rock fell from a truck and killed a boy riding in a car
Duck boat accident survivor Tia Coleman speaks to the media during a news conference at Cox Medical Center Branson Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. Coleman lost 9 family members in the accident Thursday on Table Rock Lake which left over a dozen dead. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members
This component is currently unavailable.

Related Searches

Related Searches