A charter plane believed to be carrying 11 people went down in western Alaska Friday night, and searchers were trying to help the survivors.
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The plane had taken off from Bethel, Alaska, about 400 miles west of Anchorage, and went down near St. Mary’s, about 110 miles north of Bethel, shortly after 6:30 p.m. local time.
Jim Hickerson, the president of Hageland Aviation, told KTVA television that his company owned the plane, a Cessna 208, and that it was carrying 10 people. Alaska state troopers were at the site of the downed plane.
We have found a crash site and are working on identifying what needs to be done with the passengers that are there,” Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the troopers, told The Associated Press. “There are survivors and we are working our best to get them help.”