Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N5163E: Accident occurred April 15, 2019 in Nome, Alaska

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

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

United States Department of the Interior

https://registry.faa.gov/N5163E

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 17:04:00Z
Regis#: N5163E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: US DEPT OF INTERIOR
City: NOME
State: ALASKA

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a pilot of a Cessna 185 aircraft April 15th near Pish River in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve after the plane crashed.

According to Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, they were first notified after receiving a 406 ELT alert of a possible aircraft crash.  The National Park Service then requested assistance from the AK RCC to rescue the distressed pilot.    

According to Peter Christian, National Park Service public information officer, the pilot was able to communicate with an overhead airplane and reported he had suffered injuries and that there were no other passengers on board. He was flying from Kotzebue to Nome when the plane crashed, sustaining significant damage. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot from Nome attempted to overfly the area later in the morning, but was turned back due to poor weather conditions.   

Original article can be found here ➤ https://alaska-native-news.com

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