Authorities: No reports of deaths after Alaska plane crash

Authorities: No reports of deaths after Alaska plane crash

A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths. The Coast Guard, in a release, said all on board were reported to have received minor injuries but otherwise were in good condition.

There are reports the plane was one of the sightseeing flights that are popular in the region. In addition, Rios said, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad had chartered four helicopters to assist the Coast Guard. Preliminary information indicated that injuries but no fatalities were reported in the crash.

In the US state of Alaska crashed a small plane, on Board of which were ten passengers and the pilot.

"This afternoon, all 10 passengers and the pilot of a downed Taquan Air flight have been transported to Ketchikan where they are receiving medical attention", Taquan Air, which operates the airplane, said in a statement.

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued 11 people after their charter plane crashed on the Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, Alaska.

The pilot was flying from Prince of Wales Island and bound for Ketchikan when the crash occurred, according to the Troopers. "This one had a good outcome so far", he said. The survivors made a decision to get to a hospital located near the city of Ketchikan. "But it's an ongoing rescue mission at this point". It had to hoist the pilot and 10 passengers to safety. The pilot called 911 after the crash Tuesday morning. The extent of those injuries is not yet known.

The Coast Guard said crews went to the area 40 miles south-southwest of Ketchikan, near Hetta Inlet, 2,000 feet in elevation on Mount Jumbo.

"The visibility is poor right now, so that's causing some difficulty in locating the aircraft right now", Hengen said.

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