3 people survive Christmas Eve crash involving Medevac Alaska
No injuries are reported following a second crash of a flight involving Medevac Alaska in less than a month.
Tuesday's crash took place near Koliganek.
National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson said it happened while on the flight back to Anchorage. The pilot and two crew members dropped off a patient at New Stuyahok when the single-engine plane lost power.
"[The pilot] was unable to get the engine re-lit, declared an emergency with Anchorage Center, tried to get into Koliganek," Johnson said. "Unfortunately was not able to make it, made an emergency landing onto a frozen lake bed, gear up, and that's where the airplane ended up."
Johnson said a good Samaritan in a helicopter from Dillingham rescued the plane's occupants, who had no serious injuries.
Resolve Aviation handled the flight.
No one from the company or Medevac Alaska would comment on the crash.
Three people died in the Nov. 29 crash that involved a flight from Security Aviation. It flew a crew from the Medevac Alaska team to Seward from Anchorage when it went down near Cooper Landing.
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