No one was injured when a small two-person plane ran off the runway and caught fire shortly after landing Saturday at Hoonah Airport.
Both the occupants were able to safely get away from the two-person Cessna before fire and ambulance crews could arrive, said Hoonah Director of Public Safety Eric Hurtado in a phone interview Monday.
“The aircraft went off the roadway and off an embankment, both (passengers) were able to safely get out of the aircraft before the fire spread. No injuries at all,” Hurtado said.
Emergency crews received a call at about 2:45 p.m. on July 3, Hurtado said, and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. According to Hurtado, the National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting an investigation. Federal offices were closed Monday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
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