Updated: Plane Crash Near Cooper Landing

first_imgThe Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is organizing a ground response to the crash site on Sunday. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 12/1/19 4:30pm:According to an online trooper dispatch, the crash site was reached on Sunday and recovery efforts completed at approximately 3pm. Remains have been removed from the site and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification.Original Post:Alaska State Troopers say a small plane carrying three people from Anchorage to Seward crashed near Jean Lake. According to an online Trooper dispatch, on Friday at approximately 7:12pm, Soldotna Dispatch received multiple reports of an aircraft crash near Jean Lake, west of Cooper Landing. Aircraft dispatched by RCC responded and located the crash site, but was unable to land due to weather and terrain. On Saturday at approximately 2:30pm DPS Helo 3, with NTSB investigator onboard, conducted an overflight of the crash site but was unable to land in the area. The involved aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA31-350 operated by Security Aviation. There were believed to be three souls onboard; no survivors are expected. This is a developing story, further details will be posted when made available.last_img

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