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Plane Collides with Fishing Boat in Alaska
Alaska State Troopers say a small plane with seven on board collided with a fishing boat as the aircraft was taking off from a lake.
ANCHORAGE- Alaska State Troopers say a small plane with seven on board collided with a fishing boat as the aircraft was taking off from a lake.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the collision involving a Cessna 207 Sunday.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, which left the Katmai Air floatplane partially submerged in the Naknek River in King Salmon, about 285 miles southwest of Anchorage.
Troopers say the three people in the boat were thrown into the water and the plane flipped over.
People in other boats saw the accident and responded. Troopers say two of the Cessna passengers and a boat passenger were taken to a nearby clinic. It appears their injuries were minor.
The pilot is 62-year-old Raymond "Sonny" Petersen, owner of Katmai Air.