4/23: CBS Morning News

20:32

A Douglas DC-4 airplane carrying two folks crashed Tuesday within the Alaska metropolis of Fairbanks, authorities mentioned.

The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned in a press release {that a} Douglas C-54, which is a mannequin of the Douglas DC-4, was carrying two folks when it crashed southwest of Fairbanks International Airport at about 10 a.m. native time (2 p.m., ET).

The plane went down within the space of the Tanana River, Alaska State Troopers mentioned in a information launch. Multiple companies had been responding and the general public was requested to keep away from the world.

The circumstances of the crash weren’t instantly recognized. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, the FAA mentioned.

In a press release supplied to CBS News, a spokesperson for Fairbanks International Airport acknowledged “the continued scenario involving the Douglas DC-4 plane crash on the Tanana River close to Kallenberg Road,” which is situated about 15 miles southwest of the airport.

The spokesperson mentioned the airport was “actively cooperating” with regulation enforcement.

The Douglas DC-4 was first manufactured within the late Thirties as a army plane, according to the Aviation Safety Network, and might carry a number of dozen passengers.

This is a growing story and will likely be up to date.