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Aug 2, 2010 8:09 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

3 killed in national park plane crash

Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The 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. 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 today.

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