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NTSB officials trying to reach Alaska crash site

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it's working Sunday to get investigators to the scene of a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska that killed four people and injured six Friday night.

The chief of the agency's Alaska office, Clint Johnson, says bad weather has kept investigators from reaching the scene where a single-engine aircraft went down near the village of St. Marys. He says the investigators will fly out Sunday if weather allows.

Johnson says it's too early to draw any conclusions about why the plane crashed. Another NTSB investigator in Anchorage also is hoping to interview survivors of the crash.

The Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 crashed at around 6:30 p.m. Friday. It left Bethel on a scheduled flight for Mountain Village and eventually Saint Marys but never reached Mountain Village.
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