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Pilot, passengers injured in Kukaklek Lake float plane crash

June 29, 2010

by Lori Tipton
Monday, June 28, 2010

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A pilot and several passengers have been treated for minor injuries after a float plane crashed in the Katmai National Preserve.

Federal investigators say the plane, operated by Royal Wolf Lodge, was leaving Kukaklek Lake around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, but failed to get airborne quickly enough and crashed into the shoreline.

The plane was carrying six passengers, including lodge guests and a guide.

The National Transportation Safety Board says three people on the plane were treated for minor injuries and released. Meanwhile, the pilot was flown to Anchorage and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Contact Lori Tipton at ltipton@ktuu.com

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