- Associated Press - Sunday, December 1, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday it’s working to get investigators to the scene of a plane crash that killed four people and injured six Friday night in remote southwest Alaska.

The chief of the agency’s Alaska office, Clint Johnson, said bad weather has kept investigators from reaching the scene where a single-engine aircraft went down near the village of St. Marys. He says the investigators will fly out Sunday if weather allows.

It’s too early to draw any conclusions about why the plane crashed, Mr. Johnson said. Another NTSB investigator in Anchorage also is hoping to interview survivors of the crash.

The Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 crashed at around 6:30 p.m. AKST Friday (10:30 p.m. EST). It left Bethel, Alaska, on a scheduled flight for Mountain Village and eventually Saint Marys but never reached Mountain Village.

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