Plane Crash Near McGrath Claims Two Lives

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

A plane crash near McGrath has claimed the lives of two people.  Alaska National Guard rescuers reached the downed flight early this morning.  Guard spokesman Major Guy Hayes says the crash site is about 37 miles northeast of McGrath.

Hayes says the names of the victims are not being released at this time.

Hayes says foul weather prevented rescuers from staying long enough to recover the bodies of the victims.

The crash site is at the 2,000 foot level in the Sunshine Mountains.

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