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Plane crash in Alaska, 4 reported killed

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys in the US has killed four of the 10 people aboard, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said.

world Updated: Nov 30, 2013 16:38 IST

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys in the US has killed four of the 10 people aboard, an Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Megan Peters said early today by email that the pilot and three passengers were killed in the Friday night crash.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the other passengers.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson said the single-engine, turboprop Cessna 208 was Era Alaska's Flight 373.

Peters said the plane was flying from Bethel to Saint Marys.

She says troopers and an air ambulance service are assisting the survivors.