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Two escape plane crash in Hoonah unharmed

(City of Hoonah)
Published: Jul. 3, 2021 at 4:39 PM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2021 at 5:06 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crash happened in Hoonah Saturday. Troopers say the crash was reported to the U.S. Coast Guard by local officials in Hoonah.

According to Hoonah’s police chief, Eric Hurtado, the plane became fully engulfed in flames, but the occupants escaped the crash unharmed. Hurtado said the airport re-opened at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Clint Johnson, chief of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska Regional Office, said the fire erupted after the crash. Johnson also confirmed that no one was hurt.

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