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Flight-seeing plane noses over on Denali Glacier

 Denali: The great one! / Photo courtesy by Michelle Mullins
Denali: The great one! / Photo courtesy by Michelle Mullins (KTUU)
Published: May. 28, 2017 at 3:25 PM AKDT
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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a flight-seeing plane appeared to turn over on its back on Ruth Glacier around noon Sunday.

Staff with Talkeetna Air Taxi Company said the single-engine plane is part of its fleet.

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, according to the NTSB.

Paul Roderick with Talkeetna Air Taxi said it appears the pilot was landing and turning around to go back up the runway when the plane hit some snow.

Clint Johnson, Alaska Region Chief for the NTSB said four people have minor injuries from the incident. Roderick said he believes the injuries include bumps and bruises.

Johnson said the plane is wheel ski equipped.

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