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Thursday, December 9, 1999 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Pacific Northwest

Plane Wreckage, Bodies Of 6 Found

Seattle Times Staff: Seattle Times News Services

ANCHORAGE - The burned-out wreckage of a small commuter plane and the bodies of six people were found yesterday on the tundra of southwestern Alaska.

The pilot and five passengers were killed either in the crash or the fire that followed, according to Alaska State Troopers. The Cessna 207 was operated by Grant Aviation. The single-engine plane disappeared Tuesday after taking off from Bethel, 425 miles west of Anchorage, in heavy snow. The flight was headed for three villages on Nelson Island, 125 miles west of Bethel.

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