Plane Crashes Near Dillingham, 9 People Believed Onboard
An airplane carrying nine people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens, crashed in southwest Alaska Monday evening.
Original article posted Aug. 10, 2010
The Alaska Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard are currently on-scene of a plane crash that occurred 17-miles north of Dillingham Monday night.
An Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron, HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter carrying 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen was able to land minutes ago and is currently providing medical support to the crash victims at the scene.
A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 is also providing support over head and will be available to take victims in need of serious medical support to Anchorage, once victims are transported to Dillingham.
The Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center, manned by Alaska National Guardsmen, was contacted by Dillingham Flight Service after a Good Samaritan spotted the downed aircraft around 7 p.m.
The plane was reportedly carrying nine passengers and there are potential fatalities.