All 11 rescued from crashed plane on Prince of Wales

Plane with 11 onboard crashes in Alaska everyone survives

The De Havilland DHC-3T Turbo Otter floatplane was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot, according to CBS-affiliated TV station KTVA, citing rescuers. "This one had a good outcome so far", he said.

A plane carrying almost a dozen people has crashed on a mountain southwest of Ketchikan Tuesday morning, with U.S. Coast Guard crews responding to the area.

Nearby Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad crews are on standby as the search continues for the downed plane and the stranded 11 people who were onboard. Initial reports are the plane went down about 2,000 feet up a mountain in rocky, tree-covered terrain.

"The first order of business is to talk to the pilot to determine what happened, and if there were any mechanical problems involved, " said Johnson, who added that the operator of the aircraft, Taquan Air, is cooperating with the investigation. A helicopter was to take those needing immediate medical treatment to Ketchikan Medical Center, officials said.

The U.S. Coast Guard located the plane Monday afternoon and are working on an extraction plan, officials told ABC News. "We don't know specifically what the extent of those injuries are", Clint Johnson, of the National Transportation Safety Board, told the Anchorage Daily News. "It is imperative we understand the factors surrounding this incident to prevent similar ones", the company said in a statement.

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Alaska State Troopers identified the pilot at 72-year-old Mike Hudgins of Ketchikan. All occupants in the crash are expected to survive, Hengen said.

Emergency response crews mobilized early Tuesday morning for a report of a plane, holding 11 people on board, that crashed near Ketchikan.

The heavily forested Prince of Wales Island near the southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle is the fourth-largest island in the U.S. At 2,577 square miles (6,675 square kilometers), it's larger than Delaware.

Prince of Wales Island is part of the Tongass National Forest and home to a handful of small communities.

Taquan Air, which conducts scheduled flights and sightseeing services, said it was one of their flights.

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