Cargo plane crashes at Alaska base; 4 on board

Cargo plane crashes at Alaska base; 4 on board

The conditions of the four were not immediately known, said Air Force Capt Uriah Orland. When asked if there were deaths, he did not answer.The plane crashed at Elmendorf Air Force Base at 6:14 pm local time, and first responders were still at the scene more than two hours later, Orland said. Access routes to the crash site, which was not on a runway, were closed.

The plane was from the 3rd Wing, based at Elmendorf, and Orland said it was on a local training run. He added more information would be released later today.
A board of officers will investigate the crash.

Anchorage Fire Dept Captain Bryan Grella said his crew was just getting done with dinner at the downtown fire station when something caught his eye.