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Plane in Katmai National Park makes emergency landing on Naknek Lake

A plane crashed in Katmai National Park and Preserve on Sept. 15.
A plane crashed in Katmai National Park and Preserve on Sept. 15.(KTUU)
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 2:14 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A commercial plane made an emergency landing near Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park and Preserve. The incident occurred mid-morning on Tuesday, park superintendent Mark Sturm confirmed.

There were no deaths or injuries reported for the passengers or pilot of the plane.

Clint Johnson with the National Transporation Safety Board said the plane was a de Haviland Turbine Otter. Troopers later confirmed that there were seven people on board.

The aircraft is still in the lake, but park officials are working on removing it.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information about the incident.

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