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Two Rescued From Small Plane Crash


July 11, 2007

A Coast Guard HH 60 rescue helicopter from Air Station Kodiak rescued two people from a crashed-landed airplane in the vicinity of King Salmon at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday.

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The crew of crash-landed Piper Cub aircraft near King Salmon sets up camp while waiting for the Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter. (Official Coast Guard photo)

Coast Guard District 17 Command Center received an emergency radio beacon signal at 5:36 p.m. local time and diverted an Air Station Kodiak C-130 aircraft to investigate. The C-130 verified a strong signal approximately 39 miles Southeast of King Salmon. The HH-60 helicopter was dispatched and located the wreckage of a Piper Cub Aircraft and two survivors at 10:21 p.m.

The HH-60 crew transported the two persons, with no reported injuries, to King Salmon. The cause of the crash is unknown.


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