3 killed in small plane crash near Iditarod route (+video)
On Tuesday, a crashed Cessna airplane and three bodies were found near a mountain checkpoint along the route of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The pilot and a mother and daughter were killed in the crash.
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The plane and those aboard were not part of the "Iditarod Air Force," the group of volunteer pilots who ferry supplies and race officials to checkpoints and take dropped dogs back to Anchorage, said a race spokeswoman.Skip to next paragraph
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But skies above the Iditarod Trail are typically busy during the race with numerous other small aircraft carrying spectators.
Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Carol Bishopric
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