Coast Guard Responding to Downed Aircraft

KODIAK, Alaska-The Coast Guard, Kodiak Police Dept., and Alaska State Troopers are responding to a downed aircraft 100 yards northeast of Kodiak Airport.

A Servant Air, Piper Navajo Chieftain carrying 10 people crashed at 1:48 p.m. this afternoon after take-off near runway 36.

Four passengers were immediately recovered by a Trident Seafoods float plane that was near the area. One other passenger was recovered by a Coast Guard rescue helicopter.

Five remaining people are currently being recovered by Alaska State Troopers and Kodiak Police divers.

The first five recovered passengers were taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, where four people are in stable condition; the remaining six passengers’ conditions are unknown.

The plane originally submerged after crashing into the waters near runway 36; the tide near the crash area has since receded.

Weather at the time of the crash was 20 knot winds with clear skies.

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