by Channel 2 News staff and The Associated Press
Monday, March 15, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A small commercial aircraft crashed into trees near a runway at Kodiak Airport just after 12:30 p.m., state officials said.
There were no fatalities, and all three of the plane's occupants were conscious, according to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The extent of their injuries was unknown, and two of the people onboard were taken to a hospital.
The plane clipped the tops of trees off to the side of Runway 25 while trying to take off, officials said.
The plane, operated by Servant Air, was on its way from Kodiak to Old Harbor.
Troopers identified the plane's occupants Monday evening as pilot Jason Lobo, 37, of Kodiak and passengers Zora Inga, 33 and Martin Inga, 38, both of Old Harbor.