Three escape injury in Everts Air Fuel plane crash

Posted: Friday, February 02, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Three people escaped injury when an Everts Air Fuel plane crashed at a mine site near McGrath.

The DC-6 crashed Wednesday night while landing at the Donlin Creek mine site, KTUU-TV in Anchorage reported Thursday.

National Transportation Safety Board officials said the crash ripped off one of the wings and caused other substantial damage. But none of the three on board were hurt.

The plane was loaded with fuel it was transporting to the mine.

The crash is the second major accident in less than two months for Everts Air Fuel. In December, a C-46 cargo plane crashed near Mount Redoubt in bad weather, killing the two pilots on board.

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