Troopers: 3 dead, 1 critically injured in plane crash

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say three people died and a fourth was severely injured in a plane crash near Moose Pass on Friday.

    Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said that the small plane crashed into a mountain on the north side of Tern Lake.

    Three people were killed in the crash, but one person was airlifted to Providence hospital in critical condition.

    Troopers identified the dead as pilot Michael Scott Christy, 73, his wife, Jean Tam,  69, both of Anchorage; and passenger Suzanne Glass, 29 of Sterling, Virginia.   Andrea Joy Cooper, age 28 of Sterling, Virginia survived the crash and is hospitalized in critical condition in Anchorage.

    A team was expected to be airlifted to the crash scene Saturday to recover the bodies.

    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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