Plane Crash in Alaska 2010?

A cargo plane crashed Sunday August 1, 2010 at Denali National Park in the U.S. state of Alaska.

The plane crashed at about 3:15 p.m. local time on Sunday into the park's Mount Healy, about 290 km north of Anchorage, Alaska.
Emergency crews were battling a forest fire caused by the plane crash near the parks northern border about 3:15pm local time.
The park's spokesperson Kris Fister said the exact number of fatalities was hard to determine because "the plane pretty much disintegrated."

What was the cause of the plane crash in Alaska? How many deaths were there?

asked by Douglas in Aircraft | 4599 views | 08-02-2010 at 07:07 PM

Three people are dead after the twin-engine cargo plane crashed Sunday in Denali National Park in the US state of Alaska.
The aircraft was identified as a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight company in Delta Junction, Alaska.

The crash's immediate impact started a large wildfire, which was still burning Sunday night. First responders made it on the scene within minutes, but the wreckage was already engulfed in flames.

Jeff Kowalczyk said he was hiking through the park with his wife when he looked up and saw the plane almost upside down as it crashed into the hillside a few hundred yards away.

answered by Elliott | 08-02-2010 at 07:09 PM

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