Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bellanca 8GCBC, N5045E: Accident occurred April 11, 2017 near Yentna River, Willow, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA228
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Willow, AK
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N5045E

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.   

Date: 12-APR-17
Time: 03:52:00Z
Regis#: N5045E
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 8GCBC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

Airmen on a training mission rescued a pilot who crashed his plane northwest of Anchorage on Tuesday.

Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were on a training mission in a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter when they heard an audible emergency locator transmitter about 40 nautical miles, roughly 46 miles, northwest of Anchorage. The squadrons were tasked by the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center with responding to the crash in the vicinity of the Yentna River.

The airmen located the downed aircraft and the pilot and flew him to Providence Hospital for treatment.

The identity and the condition of the pilot have not been released.

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