Two men injured in plane crash

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2000

ANCHORAGE - Two men conducting research for the state Department of Fish and Game were injured Tuesday night when their plane crashed on the Alaska Peninsula about 50 miles northeast of Port Moller.

A Coast Guard C-130 crew located the wreckage and dropped a radio, first aid kit and strobe light to the survivors. A Coast Guard helicopter reached the crash site, hoisted the men aboard and took them to a hospital in Kodiak.

Coast Guard officials identified the men as Don Hauenstein and George Pappas. Their ages, hometowns and the extent of their injuries were not available.

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