Plane crashes in Ketchikan harbor -- this time with survivors

Good Samaritan vessels assist with the rescue of four passengers and the pilot of a Beaver plane that crashed on Thursday morning.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A Pacific Airways de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver crashed just before 10 o'clock this morning with five people on board.

One person was taken to the hospital but with “no reports of injuries, if any,” according to a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.

The plane crashed on landing, according to Clint Johnson, with the NTSB. The Coast Guard put out an urgent marine information broadcast and several Good Samaritan vessels arrived at the scene and delivered the survivors to shore.

The airline said they have “no comment at this time.”

The Coast Guard confirmed that 25 gallons of fuel were on board, but that they did not suspect any pollution, though they would continue to monitor. No cause for the crash has yet been released.

It was the latest in a series of crashes in Southeast Alaska after a two-plane collision near Ketchikan and a crash near Metlakatla, both in May.

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