ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Authorities say a small plane carrying three people from Anchorage to Seward crashed and burned and rescuers are attempting to get to the site.
The conditions of those on board weren’t immediately known.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the twin-engine Piper PA-31 was supposed to land in Seward on Friday but was reported as overdue.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that Alaska State Troopers spokesman Ken Marsh received reports of the crash Friday outside Cooper Landing, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Seward.
Rescuers say they located the crash by air, but weather prevented them from landing.
Marsh says troopers and volunteers have started toward the crash site Saturday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
It’s unclear if it was a private or commercial operator.
Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com