Posted: Aug 2, 2010 6:09 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Aug 2, 2010 6:11 AM
Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead.
The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska.
The plane crashed into the south-facing slope of Mount Healy within a mile of the park headquarters and about 200 yards north of the only road into the park. The plane burst into flames on impact and started a wildland fire, which was contained at approximately one acre.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are to arrive today.