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1 dead, 5 injured in Tutka Bay floatplane crash, Troopers say

A 57-year-old from Maryland died and five others were injured in a plane accident near Tutka Bay Friday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers. 

The U.S. Coast Guard says that a de Havilland Beaver aircraft carrying seven people had an accident and aborted take-off in Kachemak Bay, near Homer. The coastguard says the private airplane never left the water.

Ken Marsh is a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers. He says troopers along with the Homer Fire Department responded to reports of a crash around 10 a.m. Friday morning. The patrol vessel, Augustine, carried the passengers back to the Homer Harbor.

“There is one in critical condition that has been transported to an Anchorage hospital, four with injuries that are relatively stable,” Marsh said. “They remain in Homer at this time. And then one, I believe it was the pilot, who sustained no injuries.”

This is a developing story. Please check back up for details.

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Source: npr

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