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Alaska plane crash leaves 8 people with serious injuries

Many people are alarmed whenever they hear news of a plane crash. Whether the plane is small with only a few passengers or is large and operating under the control of a major airline, the first thought after a plane crash usually concerns the number of casualties. A plane has crashed in Alaska, where it has been confirmed all aboard were injured but there were no casualties.

According to reports from the National Transportation Safety Board, a Cessna 208 Caravan crashed about two and a half hours after it took off from a Fairbanks airport. Seven passengers were traveling with the pilot to an unnamed destination. All eight people were transported to a hospital in Anchorage for treatment of serious injuries.

Agents from the Federal Aviation Administration were at the scene the day after the crash, along with investigators with the NTSB and representatives from the plane's manufacturer. They will examine information about the pilot, weather and environmental conditions in the area where the plane crashed and inspect the plane itself. There are plans to have the plane moved to a secure facility for a more detailed inspection.

Should the pilot or the manufacturer of the plane be found guilty of negligence after the investigation into the plane crash has been completed, the passengers may be able to file a lawsuit for financial compensation. Any money awarded to them by the court can be used to pay medical bills, rehabilitation costs or for any long-term medical equipment that may be needed. Legal assistance is available to any Alaska resident who may be considering legal action after being injured due to negligence or recklessness.

Source: youralaskalink.com, "NTSB Reports Eight People Hospitalized After Plane Crash", Marissa Silver, Jan. 4, 2016

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