ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A float plane crashed Sunday night in the Katmai National Preserve.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators say four of the seven people aboard the plane were injured. The pilot of the plane, which was carrying six lodge guests to a fishing trip, was flown to Anchorage to be checked out, and three of the passengers were treated and released with minor injuries.
Investigators say the float plane, which was operated by Royal Wolf Lodge, was leaving Kukaklek Lake around 5:30 p.m. but failed to get airborne quickly enough and crashed into the shoreline.
The crash knocked the floats off the plane and caused it to flip.
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