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July 18, 2019

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All 11 on crashed Alaska plane rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard says all 11 people aboard a plane that crashed on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska have been rescued.

Petty Officer Charly Hengen says a Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site Tuesday and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety.

Hengen did not know what kind of injuries may have been sustained in the crash hours earlier.

She says the people onboard were taken to a staging area with emergency personnel onsite.

She says low visibility created a challenge for rescuers, but the aircraft had an emergency locator that aided the search.