Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rans S-7S Courier, N8443B: Accident occurred August 04, 2018 in Tyonek, Alaska

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N8443B

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA469
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 04, 2018 in Tyonek, AK
Aircraft: Rans S7, registration: N8443B

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.

Crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 04-AUG-18
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N8443B
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: S 7S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: TYONEK
State: ALASKA

Rescuers have saved the lives of two people who were injured in a plane crash near Tyonek on Saturday, according to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson officials. 

A good Samaritan pilot who was in the area saw the plane crash and called the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, according to a release from Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs. Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th Rescue Squadron responded to the crash site after being alerted by RCC's Anchorage center. 

"An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron launched from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson," officials wrote. "Also aboard the helicopter was a Guardian Angel team from the 212th Rescue Squadron."

While crews were en route, the downed plane's emergency locator transmitter was detected. 

The helicopter flew to the location of the downed aircraft, rescued the two people inside and flew them to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. 

The 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were awarded two saves.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.ktva.com

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