Emergency Signal Leads Coast
Guard to Pilot, Wrecked Aircraft
June 19, 2007
The Coast Guard transported a pilot with minor injuries to Homer,
Alaska Friday after his single engine aircraft ran off a runway.
At around 11 a.m., the Coast
Guard received a signal from an aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter
in the vicinity of Perl Island, Alaska. A Coast Guard C-130
airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak was diverted to
investigate and located a plane on the island near a group of
cabins. There were no signs of distress.
A Coast Guard HH-60
Jawhawk crewmember from Air Station Kodiak looks onto the damaged
single engine aircraft after responding to an Emergency Locator
Transmitter signal originating from Perl Island, Alaska Friday.
The pilot was transported to Homer, Alaska with minor injuries.
( Official U.S. Coast Guard photo )
At 11:54 a.m., an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched from
Air Station Kodiak to investigate the source of the emergency
The crew of the Jayhawk located
the 76-year-old pilot and disabled the aircraft's transmitter.
The Homer native was released with only minor cuts and scrapes
sustained when his plane veered off the runway and struck a tree.
The pilot was on a resupply run to his cabin when the accident
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