NTSB of­fi­cials ex­pected at crash site

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION - — As­so­ci­ated Press

In­ves­ti­ga­tors from the Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board were ex­pected to ar­rive Satur­day at the site of a plane crash in south­east Alaska that killed the pi­lot and in­jured four on board.

Res­cuers planned to try again to re­cover the body of pi­lot Fariah Peter­son of Birm­ing­ham, Ala., said Alaska State Troop­ers spokes­woman Beth Ipsen.

The Cessna 207, op­er­ated by Wings of Alaska, de­parted from Juneau and was headed to the com­mu­nity of Hoonah when it went down Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Two pas­sen­gers were air­lifted to a Seat­tle trauma cen­ter. San­dra Her­rera of Juneau was in se­ri­ous con­di­tion and Ernes­tine Han­lon-Abel of Hoonah was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, of­fi­cials said.

Two oth­ers, Hum­berto Her­nan­dez of Juneau and Jose Vasquez of Puerto Rico, were ad­mit­ted to the Juneau hos­pi­tal and listed in sta­ble con­di­tion.

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