Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

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

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.

Original article can be found here:

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