NTSB works to aid in Alaska cargo crash investigation

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The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says it has an investigator ready to aid in the crash of a cargo aircraft in Alaska's Denali National park on 31 July.

An NTSB spokesman says it has an investigator who will start examining the crash once the conditions on the ground allow.

The US National Park Service in statement says the large multi-engine cargo aircraft crashed into the south facing slope of Mount Healy and a fire ensued.

Media outlets are reporting that the aircraft was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight.