Two believed dead following a plane crash outside of Aniak

Published: Dec. 16, 2016 at 5:44 PM AKST
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Two people are believed to be dead today following a fatal plane crash at Marvel Dome near Aniak, according to a statement by the Alaska State Troopers.

The troopers say the aircraft, a red and white PA 11, left Aniak at around 2 P.M. and headed for the Marvel Creek area.

When the plane didn’t return, family members flew out today to search for the missing two occupants.

The crash site was located on the southeast side of the Marvel Dome. The plane was destroyed and those onboard are believed to have been killed in the crash.

The NTSB has been notified and the DPS ASTAR with an NTSB investigator and Aniak based State Troopers will attempt to respond to the area tomorrow to conduct recovery efforts.