5 passengers released following Anaktuvuk Pass plane crash

Five of the eight people injured in a small plane crash in Interior Alaska over the weekend have been released from the hospital.

Wright Air spokeswoman Kathleen Fagre tells Fairbanks radio station KFAR that five people had bene released from the hospital as of Monday following the crash near Anaktuvuk Pass. She says two passengers and the pilot remain hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Cessna 208 Caravan was en route to Anaktuvuk Pass from Fairbanks when it crashed early Saturday afternoon about 6 miles from its destination. All eight were hospitalized in Anchorage.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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