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Floatplane Crash Injures 3. Passengers Medevac’d to Anchorage.
By Hannah Raymond on September 20th, 2016 in Alaska, Personal Injury
On September 9, Coast Guard personnel responded to an electronic locator beacon from a De Havilland DHC-2 floatplane. Crews arrived at the crash scene and were able to hoist one passenger who was flown to the Kodiak Municipal Airport where emergency medics were waiting. A rescue swimmer remained to care for the two remaining passengers. One had possibly broken a hip while the other suffered a head injury. The Coast Guard medevac’d all three passengers from Kodiak to Anchorage.
Report taken from Alaska Dispatch News and KTOO Public Media.
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