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Names of Alaska Plane Crash Survivors Released
Alaska State Troopers say people who were injured in a floatplane crash are from Florida and Washington.
ANCHORAGE- Alaska State Troopers say people who were injured in a floatplane crash are from Florida and Washington.
The de Havilland Beaver operated by Ketchikan-based Promech Air is 65-year-old Charlie Kenlin of Florida. The passengers are Washington residents, 37-year-old Martin Lakey, 65-year-old Michael Lakey and 65-year-old Rich Webster.
Their hometowns and conditions were not immediately available.
All are expected to survive the crash Wednesday on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska.
The crash triggered an emergency locator beacon. Promech Air personnel also called received radio communication from the pilot who said the plane's engine was failing.
Troopers say a Coast Guard helicopter picked up two of the occupants and flew them to Ketchikan General Hospital. The Coast Guard returned for the other two, who had minor injuries, according to troopers.