UPDATE | ALASKA, Alaska (AP) A pilot survived and the passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight survived when it crashed Sunday, the airline said.
Alaska Flight 93 crashed in a rural area in rural Alaska about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Anchorage.
The Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane was carrying 239 people from Seattle to the airport in Everett, Wash., about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage, according to Alaska Airlines.
Alaska said the captain and co-pilot were uninjured.
A search-and-rescue team recovered two bodies from the crash site, and a third person was found on the runway, the company said.
_______________________________________________ ____________UPDATE 2:52 p.m.
____Alaska Airlines flight 93 crashed on Sunday afternoon near the town of Ezeiza in northern Alaska, the Alaska Department of Transportation said.
There was no immediate word on the fate of the passengers or the flight.
___________________________________________________________________The crash occurred at about 5:30 p.min.
ET near Ezeiz, Alaska.
The Boeing 737 was carrying 237 passengers and five crew members to the Everett airport, according the Alaska Airlines website.
Alaska is flying to Everett from Seattle, where it is due to return to Alaska in two days, the website said.
The crash happened in a remote area of the state, the department said.
No injuries were immediately reported.
____________________________________________________________UPDATE 10:50 a.m., Sunday ___________________________Flight 93 crashed at about 8:30 a.d. in a rugged area of rural Alaska, according a state agency.
Alaska Airlines said the plane crashed near the village of Eeziza.
The flight, which was headed from Seattle and to Everett, crashed in the rugged region between 10,000 and 12,000 feet (3,500 to 4,000 meters) above sea level, the state said.
There was no indication that the plane was on fire or any other issues, the agency said.
A search- and-resolve team found the bodies of the plane’s two co-passengers and two crew members, the AP reported.
The plane was transporting 231 people from Washington state to Everett when it exploded, the Department of Defense said in a statement.
The plane was headed to the international airport of Ezzahra in the remote Yakutia region, where passengers are usually housed.
The U.S. military said it was assisting the U.N. to help find survivors.
_______________UPDATE 9:45 a.p.m.: _______________________________________Alaska says one passenger on Flight 93 was confirmed dead, according with a statement from the Alaska State Troopers Office.
The airline said it’s providing $10,000 for victims’ families, and said the investigation is continuing.
The airline said the pilot and co, were uninjuries.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
_______UPDATE 8:15 a.i.m.; Alaska Airlines Flight 93 crash: ____________________________________________________An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200 plane crashed in Alaska’s Ketchikan National Forest, officials said.
The crash occurred in a mountainous area about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of the town Ezeza in the Ketchikka National Forest about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Anchorage on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.
According to the Alaska Dispatch News, the plane went down about 15 minutes after taking off from Seattle.
The weather service said no injuries were reported.
Officials said a search-out team has recovered the bodies and will begin the process of retrieving the remains later.
_____UPDATE 7:50 p.i.: ____________________________Ankara Airlines flight 972, which departed from Seattle on Saturday and was scheduled to fly to Ezez, had a minor engine failure and a fire in the engine, the flight service said.
Flight 972 from Seattle went into a landing gear failure, but was able to safely land at Ezezi Airport, Alaska Flight 973 said.
An investigation into that incident is ongoing, the aircraft said.