4 injured in Alaska plane crash; virus stalls investigation

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - A plane crash in Alaska injured four people but the National Transportation Safety Board has delayed normal investigation procedures over concerns about the coronavirus.

    Authorities said a couple and their two adult sons were the only people on the airplane and were transported to a hospital following the crash in the Fire Lake area north of Eagle River around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    NTSB Alaska Regional Chief Clint Johnson said the agency was not immediately able to send investigators to the crash site due to concerns over COVID-19.

    The agency is investigating remotely with the Anchorage police and fire departments.

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