Plane Crashes Near Alaska Village; 4 Killed, 6 Survive

A plane crash near the remote western Alaska village of Saint Marys killed four of the 10 people aboard, including an infant boy, according to The Associated Press. The pilot and three passengers died in the Friday night crash, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said. She had no immediate word on the six survivors' condition but an airline spokeswoman said she understood they were injured. The single-engine, turboprop Cessna 208 was a Hageland Aviation flight from Bethel to Mountain Village and Saint Marys, said Kathy Roser, a spokeswoman for Era Alaska airline. Hageland is part of Era Alaska, Roser said. The dead were identified as pilot Terry Hansen, Rose Polty and Richard Polty and the infant, Wyatt Coffee. Saint Marys, with a population of about 500, is roughly 470 miles from Anchorage.

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