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3 killed in Alaska plane crash

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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