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NTSB Investigates Fatal Small Plane Crash In Fairbanks

By | October 18, 2013

A small plane crashed Thursday night at Fairbanks International Airport, killing one and injuring two others.

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Airport Police and Fire Department Deputy Chief Dan Grimes says the Cessna 150 went down on take-off around 5:30 p.m.

“Our units responded to the scene, located the aircraft and with the assistance of University Fire department and City of Fairbanks fire department, were able to remove three persons from the aircraft and transported all three to Fairbanks Memorial hospital,” Grimes said.

Grimes said one of the three was declared dead at the hospital.

No names have been released.

Grimes said there were no obvious weather factors that could have caused the accident, and the crash scene is being investigated in cooperation with the National Transportation Safety Board.

“Our units stayed on scene as well with the aircraft through the night and are still on scene this morning,” Grimes said. “NTSB will pick up their investigation again this morning and continue it until they have all the information they need at which point we’ll remove the aircraft.”

The plane hit a security fence at the end of the runway, and NTSB’s Clint Johnson said the goal was to complete the on-site investigation on Friday so the fence could be repaired.

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