Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Air National Guard and good Samaritans responded to a report of a downed aircraft in Prince William Sound, in the vicinity of Cascade Bay 20 miles southwest of Valdez, Alaska, Tuesday.

Three people were picked up by good Samaritans and were medevaced. Two people were taken by an Alaska Air National Guard rescue helicopter crew to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage and the third person was transported by a Coast Guard Station Valdez small boat crew to Whittier emergency medical services. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from the Cordova police department at 2 p.m., stating a Cessna A185F Skywagon crashed into Cascade Bay and all three people aboard the aircraft entered the water.

Four good Samaritan vessels arrived on scene and recovered all three people. A Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew arrived on scene to assist.


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