A small two-person plane ran off the runway and into an embankment shortly after landing at Hoonah Airport on Saturday, July 3, 2021. No one was hurt, according to Hoonah Public Safety Director Eric Hurtado, as both passengers were able to get themselves out of and away from the plane before emergency crews arrived. (Courtesy Photo / Thomas Courtney)

A small two-person plane ran off the runway and into an embankment shortly after landing at Hoonah Airport on Saturday, July 3, 2021. No one was hurt, according to Hoonah Public Safety Director Eric Hurtado, as both passengers were able to get themselves out of and away from the plane before emergency crews arrived. (Courtesy Photo / Thomas Courtney)

2 escape unscathed following Hoonah plane wreck

Small fire after Cessna goes off the runway

Correction: An earlier version of this artcile incorrectly stated the name of the organization conducting the investigation. It’s the National Transportation Safety Board, not the Alaska Transportation Advisory Board. This article has been updated to reflect the change.

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.

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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.

• Contact reporter Peter Segall at psegall@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @SegallJnuEmpire.

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