3 killed in Alaska plane crash

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Investigators in Alaska have identified the cargo plane that crashed in Denali National Park, saying three people aboard are presumed dead.

The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska. The plane crashed into the south-facing slope of Mount Healy within a mile of the park headquarters and about 200 yards north of the only road into the park. It went down about 3 p.m. near the eastern edge of the park, about 180 miles north of Anchorage. The plane burst into flames on impact and started a wildland fire, which was contained at approximately one acre.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are to arrive today.

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