Crews retrieve plane crash wreckage


August 19, 2021

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Improved weather conditions Aug. 11 allowed crews to access the site where a sightseeing plane crashed last week near Ketchikan, killing six people.

Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska division, said the wreckage would be brought to Ketchikan.

A pilot and five passengers died in the crash on Aug. 5. The passengers were off a cruise ship and had taken the flight to nearby Misty Fjords National Monument.

The plane crashed on the side of a mountain in a heavily forested, steep area at 1,800- to 2,000-feet elevation, Johnson has said.


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