JUNEAU, Alaska | 11 rescued after plane crashes on Alaska island

11Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



JUNEAU, Alaska — All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said.

A Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen said.

“This could have been bad,” she said. “Thankfully, it was a good outcome. Even though these people did sustain some injuries, we are very thankful that all are alive and that we were able to get to them quickly even with the weather conditions.”

The people were taken to a staging area with emergency personnel onsite.

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