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Plane crash at Alaska airport leaves 10 dead

- The Washington Times - Monday, July 8, 2013

Ten were killed in a fiery plane crash at a municipal airport in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula on Sunday, just 25 hours after the fatal airplane landing at San Francisco's port.

Investigators are still trying to piece together the events and discern whether the single-engine de Havilland DHC-3 Otter air taxi was taking off or landing, when it crashed and ignited into flames, The Associated Press reported.

Emergency responders from Soldotna were called to put out the fire, the Telegraph reported.

All nine passengers and the pilot were killed.

National Transportation Safety Board officials said it went down about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday at Soldotna Municipal Airport, the Telegraph reported.

This is the second fatal airplane crash in two days. Just 25 hours earlier, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 291 crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing two 16-year-old Chinese students and injuring more than 180.

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