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Nobody hurt when Grant Aviation plane crashes on takeoff in Hooper Bay

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: February 5, 2020
  • Published February 5, 2020

A Grant Aviation plane crashed during takeoff in Hooper Bay on Feb. 4, 2020. None of the eight people on the plane were injured. Photo by Caleb Funk

No injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon when a Grant Aviation Cessna 208 crashed during takeoff in Hooper Bay, according to a Federal Aviation Administration notice posted early Wednesday.

The plane “impacted the ground causing a prop strike," the notice said. There were seven passengers and a pilot on board.

Dan Knesek, director of operations at Grant Aviation, said the commercial flight took off in Hooper Bay around 4 p.m. and was headed to Chevak. Knesek said it’s unclear if or how long the plane was airborne.

“The investigation is just starting,” he said. “We’re working with the NTSB and FAA as we speak.”

Hooper Bay is a village on the Bering Sea coast in Southwest Alaska.