3 Killed, 7 Injured as Plane Crashes in Alaska

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By George Hatcher

crashA small floatplane plane crashed north of Iliamna Airport in Iliamna, Alaska, on September 15.

The DeHavilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter aircraft, carrying 10 people, went down while it was taking off from East Wind Lake.

Three people were killed in the accident. They were identified as 80-year-old Tony W. Degroot, of Hanford, California, 69-year-old James Specter, of Shavertown, Pennsylvania and 70-year-old James P. Fletcher, of Clovis, California.

Seven others were injured and were shifted to hospitals.

The plane belonged to Rainbow King Lodge.

The NTSB is investigating.

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