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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:48 pm | Updated: 11:39 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Authorities say a pilot died when his cargo plane crashed near Skwentna.

The Anchorage Daily News reports ( the pilot hasn't been identified but was the sole occupant on board.

The cargo plane contained fuel. It was flying Monday from Wasilla to the Nixon Fork Mine, about 30 miles northeast of McGrath.

Officials called the Alaska National Guard to search for the plane when it never arrived. The plane was located Tuesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

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