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Airplanes collide in Alaska; searchers head for wreckage

AP  |  Anchorage (Alaska) 

Authorities say two airplanes collided in the skies over north of

State Troopers shortly after noon yesterday were notified of the crash in the Matanuska-

says wreckage of one airplane was spotted a short time later near the mouth of the

The number of people on board was not known. Search and rescue teams were launched after the crash.

Landing gear on the second airplane was damaged but it made an emergency landing on a dirt airstrip at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base, part of Anchorage's largest airport, just before 1 pm.

Fire Department said he was not sure how many were on board the second airplane but there were no injuries.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 03:45 IST