Small plane crashes into Alaska building

ANCHORAGE: The latest on a small plane crashing into a building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska (all times local): 7 a.m.


Authorities say a small plane crashed into a commercial building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, setting it ablaze.

Don Tallman of the Anchorage Fire Department says the crash was first reported around 6:19 a.m. and the fire was under control by 7 a.m.

He didn’t have any information about how many people were on the plane and whether there were any deaths or injuries. He said it didn’t appear there was anyone inside the building.

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell said the plane was fully engulfed.

Tallman said crews were still searching the building and there was extensive damage to the facility.