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Five Fatally Injured In Midair Collision In Alaska

FAA Says Accident Occurred Under 'Unknown Circumstances'

Five people have been fatally injured in a midair collision about 376 miles west of Anchorage, AK according to the FAA.

CNN reports that the accident occurred Wednesday morning and involved a Cessna 208 Caravan belonging to Hageland Aviation with three people on board and a Piper Super Cub carrying two people, according to Candis A. Olmstead, director of public affairs for the Alaska National Guard.

The Hageland airplane was reported missing at about 1100 local time. The Cub was reported overdue by the Alaska State Troopers to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center about 15 minutes later.

The wreckage was spotted by another pilot near the Eskimo village of Russian Mission, according to the report. The weather was reported as being clear with temperatures in the mid 60s

The names of the people on board the airplanes has not been released.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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