Beached Plane at Shoals Point
Assisted by USCG
March 20, 2007
According to information released by the United States Coast
Guard, an Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter transiting
to from Canada to Sitka overheard an Emergency Locating Transmitter
(ELT) as they were nearing Sitka. Shortly after hearing the signal
and attempting to use their direction finding equipment to locate
the source, a radio call came in from a small plane which had
landed on the beach at Shoals Point on Sunday.
the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa and a transiting Air Station Kodiak
HH-65 assist the owner of a small plane which landed on the beach
at Shoals Point Sunday.
Official U.S. Coast Guard photo
The owner of the plane was radioing to the 110-foot Coast Guard
Cutter Anacapa, which was patrolling Sitka Sound, to see if he
could get some assistance to move his plane up the beach away
from the tideline. The two persons on board the plane were unharmed.
The Coast Guard helicopter
landed on the beach and the Anacapa sent a small boat and crew
over to assist as well. Together the crew was able to get the
plane back up on its landing gear and move it up the beach away
from the incoming tide. The helicopter then transported the two
persons back to Sitka.
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