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.