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2 planes collide in air over Alaska
2 planes collide in air over Alaska; just pilot reported aboard each aircraft
By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' Authorities say two single-engine planes have collided in midair over western Alaska. Each reportedly carried just a pilot.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says reports from the scene near the village of Nightmute say at least one of the pilots survived Friday's crash.

He says the other plane was reported to be in flames but there was no word on its pilot's status.



Johnson tells the Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/qxVrEe) that the pilot of a Ryan Air Cessna 207 survived.

He says a Cessna 208 operated by Grant Aviation also reportedly carried just the pilot.

Alaska State Troopers dispatched a helicopter carrying medics from Bethel, about 100 miles east of Nightmute, which is located on Nelson Island off Alaska's western coast.


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