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One person injured in crash of floatplane operated by lodge

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 21, 2018
  • Published September 21, 2018

One person suffered minor injuries when a plane carrying six passengers crashed Thursday near Igiugig, according to authorities.

The DeHavilland DHC-2 was operated by a local lodge, Alaska State Troopers said in a dispatch. It crashed shortly after takeoff.

The float-equipped Beaver was taking off from a lake when the pilot reported a loss of engine power, according to Clint Johnson, Alaska chief with the National Transportation Safety Board.

"They just cleared the lake and crashed into the trees at the end of the lake," Johnson said Friday.

An investigation continues.

Igiugig sits at the mouth of the Kvichak River on Lake Iliamna.

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