Minor injuries reported in float plane crash near Igiugig
Multiple people suffered "minor non-life threatening injuries" as the result of a plane crash near the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig, according to Alaska State Troopers.
AST said the Dehavilland DHC-2 float plane operated by a lodge in the area was carrying seven people when it crashed shortly after taking off Thursday afternoon.
The plane was operated by Rainbow River Lodge, AST spokesperson Megan Peters later confirmed.
One person was transported to a local clinic for their injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. No further information is available at this time.
Igiugig is a remote village of about 50 people, situated at the mouth of the Kvichak River on Lake Iliamna and is part of the Lake and Peninsula Borough.
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