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3 Killed, 1 Injured in Alaska Plane Crash

A Cessna 206 plane crashed on Admiralty Island, Alaska, on April 8th.

The commuter airplane, owned by Sunrise Aviation based in Wrangell, Alaska, was carrying four people when it went down near Angoon village.

Three people were killed in the crash while the fourth one survived. She was airlifted to a hospital in Juneau.

The crash is under investigation.

Sunrise Airlines Helicopters Crashes in Taiwan

On Oct 16, 2013, a Sunrise Airlines Kawasaki BK helicopter with 3 aboard crashed on Jade Mountain, Taiwan.

Two pilots and a passenger were aboard at the time of the crash. THe helicopter was porting supplies to the Central Weather Bureau’s observation station on Yushan.

The crash victims were named: pilot Chang Kuo-kang, co-pilot Lin Yi-chi and bureau worker Chen Wen-chung. Chang had 3,181 hours of flying and Lin had 2,832 hours.

The helicopter was planning on making 3 runs, delivering one person at a time to the weather station, but crashed on the second run at 8:05 a.m. Within an hour of missing the 2nd arrival, the wreckage had been located.

The twenty-three year old Kawasaki BK helicopter had been checked thirteen days before the mission, and had passed its check.

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