Alaska plane crash: All 11 people on board survive, officials say

11 rescued after plane crashes on Alaska island

11 rescued after plane crashes on Alaska island

Emergency responders assist a passenger injured in a crash of a Taquan Air plane in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Ketchikan, Alaska. "This one had a good outcome so far", he said. "Even though these people did sustain some injuries, we are very thankful that all are alive and that we were able to get to them quickly even with the weather conditions".

The Coast Guard says all 11 people on board the plane that crashed in Southeast Alaska today suffered only minor injuries, and are "otherwise in good condition".

All 11 passengers on the plane survived the crash on Mount Jumbo, southwest of the city of Ketchikan.

Hengen said that two helicopters were at the scene of the beacon, but due to visibility down to roughly a quarter mile, they had not yet located the plane. The pilot said all members of the flight have been accounted for though there are several injuries. The downed aircraft had an emergency locator that aided rescue efforts. "It is imperative we understand the factors surrounding this incident to help prevent similar ones".

He says the Coast Guard, an area search and rescue team and a trooper were responding.

The pilot called 911 when the float equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter seaplane crashed, and Alaska State Troopers alerted the Coast Guard about the crash at 8.50am local time.

DeSpain says the plane, which had taken off from Prince of Wales Island, was bound for Ketchikan.

Tim DeSpain, a spokesman for the Alaska State Troopers, said the pilot reported there were injuries but no deaths among the 11 on board after the crash on Prince of Wales Island.

Taquan Air, which conducts scheduled flights and sightseeing services, said it was one of their flights.