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Cessna crashes at JIA - no injuries reported

Posted: December 13, 2012 - 5:40pm  |  Updated: December 14, 2012 - 1:05am

A Cessna 150 single-engine plane crashed at the Juneau International Airport at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday, and its two occupants were reportedly uninjured, according to an airport official.

The pilot and passenger, whose names and ages were not released, were evaluated on scene by medics and did not need to go to the hospital, according to JIA Deputy Airport Manager Patricia deLaBruere.

The plane is based out of Juneau, according to deLaBruere. It was not known where it was coming from, she said. The plane is privately owned, she said.

There was no communication from the plane before it crashed, deLaBruere said. She said it just crashed, and the emergency team at the airport responded.

The plane sustained significant damage, she said, and it was towed to an aircraft parking area. A portion of the runway was shut down for about an hour.

deLaBruere said investigating agencies have already deemed the incident an accident, but the cause of the crash is unknown at this point.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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