ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Investigators in Alaska have identified
the cargo plane that crashed in Denali National Park, saying three
people aboard are presumed dead.
The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123
registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska.
The plane crashed into the south-facing slope of Mount Healy
within a mile of the park headquarters and about 200 yards north of
the only road into the park. It went down about 3 p.m. near the
eastern edge of the park, about 180 miles north of Anchorage.
The plane burst into flames on impact and started a wildland
fire, which was contained at approximately one acre.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators are to arrive