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11 pulled from Alaska plane crash

/ 08:54 AM July 11, 2018

Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. All nearly a dozen passengers on board survived the incident, and were flown to Ketchikan aboard Temsco helicopters and transferred for medical care. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

Los Angeles, United States – A plane carrying 11 people crashed Tuesday on a mountainside in Alaska, officials and rescuers said, but there were no deaths.

“It was reported that 11 people from the plane crash are alive, but have injuries,” the US Coast Guard said in a statement following the incident near the southeasternmost city of Ketchikan.

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The De Havilland DHC-3T Turbo Otter floatplane was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot, according to CBS-affiliated TV station KTVA, citing rescuers.

The channel said 10 people were injured as it hit the side of Mount Jumbo at a height of around 2,000 feet (600 meters), and were all in a stable condition.

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Authorities said the pilot radioed shortly before 9:00 a.m., and the Coast Guard dispatched two helicopter crews to the area, around 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of Ketchikan.

All 11 people rescued were hoisted from the crash site and taken to a staging area to be moved to the city for medical treatment.   /kga

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