Witnesses said the Cessna 208 flew low over the St. Mary's airport before crashing near a dump several miles outside the town.
ANCHORAGE – A Cessna 208 carrying 10 people flew over a small local airport before crashing into the Western Alaska tundra last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
Four people were killed in the Nov. 29 crash, and the NTSB released its preliminary report on the incident Tuesday. Witnesses reportedly told investigators the plane, operated by Hageland Aviation, flew low over the St. Mary’s airport before crashing near a dump several miles outside the town.
The plane was originally bound for Mountain Village, but was unable to land due to fog and icy conditions.