NTSB to conduct hearing in Alaska on fatal plane crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigative hearing in Alaska of a fatal commercial airplane crash.

    The NTSB says the investigative hearing Aug. 17 in Anchorage will be the first in Alaska since the Exxon Valdez wreck in 1989 and the first held outside of Washington, D.C., in nearly 20 years.

    The hearing will focus on an Oct. 2 crash that killed two pilots and a passenger near the village of Togiak (TOH-gee-ak) in southwest Alaska.

    The flight was operated by Hageland Aviation Services, Inc., doing business as Ravn Connect.

    The board will gather sworn testimony from subpoenaed witnesses but will not analyze or discuss the crash.

    The investigative hearing will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Captain Cook Hotel and is open to the public.


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