Four from plane crash sent to Seattle

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) The group was transported by medical helicopter to Seattle for additional care.

    Communications Manager of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center Mischa Chernick said all on board the seaplane were taken to the hospital for treatment and evaluated.  Six patients were treated and released.  One remained in the hospital in fair condition.

    The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad were thanked by the US Coast Guard Air Station Sitka for the support they provided Tuesday.

    All 11 were able to walk away from the wreckage on the side of Mount Jumbo on Prince of Wales Island.  The crash remained under investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board.

    The Alaska State Troopers corrected an erroneous name they gave out as the pilot.  The pilot's name is Mike Hudgins, 72, of Ketchikan.

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