Investigation Continues into St. Mary's Plane Crash, Community Mourns Loss

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal responders say it's too early to know what caused a commuter plane to crash in remote southwest Alaska, killing four people and injuring another six on board.
   
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of the Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 one mile southeast of the village of Saint Marys Friday night.
   
The pilot and three passengers were killed and six other passengers survived. Five were listed in fair condition Monday at Anchorage hospitals. The sixth survivor has been treated and released.
   
Investigators with the NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration arrived Sunday to the wreckage site, 470 miles west of Anchorage.
   
Clint Johnson, chief of the NTSB's Alaska regional office, says the goal is to document the wreckage before moving the plane to Anchorage or Bethel.