Three seriously injured in plane crash near Kodiak
By KTVA CBS 11 News 6:05 PM September 9, 2016
Three people on board a De Havilland Beaver floatplane were seriously injured in a crash Friday near Kodiak, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesperson Clint Johnson.
Johnson said the plane crashed around 11:30 a.m. in the Uganik Island area, about 35 miles southwest of Kodiak. The NTSB was notified at 12 p.m.
The incident is still in the early stages of the investigation, but Johnson said the plane crashed during takeoff and struck trees before becoming partially submerged in water.
The Coast Guard was able to rescue all three passengers. Shortly before 6 p.m. the group was being medevaced to Anchorage for treatment, Johnson said.
The passengers have not been publicly identified.
Johnson said the NTSB plans to interview the pilot and passengers in the next couple of days, but isn’t immediately planning on sending an investigator to the crash site.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
By Leroy Polk |
Posted: Fri 6:17 PM, Sep 09, 2016 |
Updated: Fri 6:17 PM, Sep 09, 2016
At approximately noon on Friday the NTSB was notified of a float-equipped plane that crashed into Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island.
The plane was carrying a pilot and two passengers, all of whom sustained serious injuries.
The plane, an Island Air Dehavilland DH2, better known as a "beaver," took off from Uganik Lake and struck several trees. It then crashed back into the lake, with the wreckage being partially submerged. Two Coast Guard helicopters were able to rescue the occupants of the craft.
de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location: Uganik Lake, KodIak Island, AK - United States of America
An aircraft is reported down in the waters of Uganik Lake on KodIak Island, Alaska. The airplane sustained unreported damage and the three occupants onboard received undetermined injuries.
Coast Guard rescues 3 from plane crash near Kodiak, Alaska
Sep 10th, 2016
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk crew prepares to transport survivors of a plane crash near Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Sept. 9, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued three people after their aircraft crashed near Kodiak Friday afternoon.
Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center received an electronic locator beacon alert from a De Havilland DHC-2 float plane at 12:20 p.m. Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews arrived on scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. and assessed the three for injuries. An Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin crew hoisted one female with leg and spinal injuries and transported her to emergency medical personnel awaiting at Kodiak Municipal Airport. The rescue swimmer for the MH-65 provided assessment and care for the other two De Havilland crewmembers. The other two crewmembers aboard the plane suffered a possible broken hip and head trauma.
“We worked closely with the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in response to this incident,” said Chief Petty Officer Erik Patterson, command duty officer, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage. “Search and rescue on Kodiak Island is very unique, as we rely heavily on partnerships to ensure the best and fastest possible response.”
On scene weather was reported as 18-knot winds and 10 nautical-miles visibility with a ceiling of 3,000 feet.