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5 rescued after Alaska plane makes emergency landing

 

August 17, 2017



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Five people aboard a commuter plane were rescued Monday after an emergency landing in waters near southeast

Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers say the Monday morning incident occurred near Coghlan Island a few miles from Juneau during a flight from Skagway.

Troopers say the five occupants swam to shore after the engine of the Alaska Seaplanes Cessna T207 stopped properly functioning because of a

mechanical issue. The aircraft landed about 150 feet from the island. The plane later sank.

Troopers say the pilot and four passengers were medically evaluated.

Troopers say...



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