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Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes off Alaska island

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two folks from an island in Juneau, Alaska on Tuesday after their airplane crashed within the water.

The 2 survivors had been the one passengers aboard the privately-owned plane, the Coast Guard stated. They had been steady situation.

The 2 swam to Douglas Island when their airplane crashed 100 ft (30 meters) from shore.

An Alaska Seaplanes plane noticed them, landed on the water close by and offered first assist.

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The Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish arrived with a small boat crew who transferred the 2 to an Alaska Wildlife Troopers boat for transport to paramedics.

The airplane stays within the water and is slowly sinking. Coast Guard responders are engaged on a salvage plan with the airplane’s house owners.

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The reason for the incident is being investigated.

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