Alaskan Coast Guard Rescues 2 After Plane Crash

 JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard HH 60 rescue helicopter from Air Station Kodiak rescued two people from a crashed-landed airplane in the vicinity of King Salmon at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Coast Guard District 17 Command Center received an emergency radio beacon signal at 5:36 p.m. local time and diverted an Air Station Kodiak C-130 aircraft to investigate. The C-130 verified a strong signal approximately 39 miles Southeast of King Salmon.

The HH-60 helicopter was dispatched and located the wreckage of a Piper Cub Aircraft and two survivors at 10:21 p.m.

The HH-60 crew transported the two persons, with no reported injuries, to King Salmon.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

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