Plane Crash

NTSB Investigator Chris Shaver /  Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

NTSB Investigator Chris Shaver / Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigator to visit the scene of the plane crash that killed two pilots. KYUK’s Ben Matheson spoke with the investigator, Chris Shaver, when he arrived in Bethel.

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A Cessna 208 with two pilots on board has crashed outside of Bethel. Ravn Alaska spokesperson Steve Smith confirms the downed plane was a Hageland Aviation training flight with two pilots on board, and no passengers.

State Troopers say the plane was overdue just after six o’clock Tuesday and within the hour a local pilot reported seeing burning wreckage to troopers.
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