All safe after plane catches fire and burns on the ground in Bethel

  • Source: KTOO-FM 104.3 Juneau
  • Published: 11/23/2021 12:00 AM

A Yute Commuter Service airplane caught fire over the weekend at the Bethel airport. The pilot and passengers are uninjured, according to the airline, but the plane and the luggage on board went up in flames. A YCS Cessna 207 departed from Bethel sometime after 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, according to the airline’s director of operations, Terry Cratty. Cratty said that there were six people on board: the pilot and five passengers. He did not say where the plane was going. About 10 minutes into the flight, the pilot detected an issue in the aircraft. “What he had was smoke in the cockpit. And we think it might have been related to the contents in the aircraft in some way,” Cratty said.


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