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Alaskan fishing lodge plane crashes, three dead, seven injured

The day started out as a late-season version of a perfect Alaska excursion: Excited tourists heading out for adventure at a remote fishing spot on a river. But something went terribly wrong.


September 18, 2015
By The Associated Press

A floatplane crashed near a picturesque lake in rural southwest Alaska, killing three lodge clients from California and Pennsylvania and injuring all seven other people on board, some critically, authorities said.

The De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter was taking off to head to a remote fishing spot in a river when it went down outside the tiny town of Iliamna, 175 miles southwest of Anchorage, National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson said. | READ MORE