- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Officials say all eight people aboard a small plane that departed from Fairbanks and crashed near its destination of Anaktuvuk Pass have been seriously injured.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1JSB6qS ) the Wright Air Service commuter caravan left Fairbanks at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and crashed shortly before 1 p.m. about six miles from Anaktuvuk Pass.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Shaun Williams says the pilot and seven passengers were transported to Anchorage, where they remained hospitalized on Sunday. Williams says they all sustained serious injuries, but he did not know if any injuries were life-threatening.

An official with Wright Air declined to comment on the crash.

Investigators are still working to determine what caused the crash.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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