Coast Guard: 1 Dead in SE Alaska Plane Crash

The Coast Guard says a small sightseeing plane has crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing one person. Six other people were rescued Tuesday, including two with serious injuries.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The Coast Guard says a small sightseeing plane has crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing one person. Six other people were rescued Tuesday, including two with serious injuries.
   
The plane was based out of Petersburg, Alaska. It went down near Le Conte Bay.
   
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Clint Johnson says four people suffered minor injuries in addition to the two who were seriously hurt. Johnson says the plane crashed about 13 miles north of Petersburg.
   
The Coast Guard says the plane's emergency locator transmitter helped rescuers find it. Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst says one survivor had a broken back and one had a broken leg.
   
Petersburg is roughly midway between Juneau and Ketchikan.