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Eleven hoisted from Alaska plane crash

AFP  |  Los Angeles 

A plane carrying 11 people crashed today on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and said, but there were no deaths.

"It was reported that 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries," the said in a statement following the incident near the southeasternmost city of

The De Havilland DHC-3T Turbo Otter floatplane was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot, according to CBS-affiliated TV station KTVA, citing

The channel said 10 people were injured as it hit the side of at a height of around 2,000 feet (600 metres), and were all in a stable condition.

Authorities say the pilot radioed shortly before 9:00 am and the Coast Guard dispatched two helicopter crews to the area, around 65 km southwest of

All 11 people rescued were hoisted from the and taken to a staging area to be moved to the city for medical treatment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 05:15 IST
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