Honors for Anchorage plane crash rescuers

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A ceremony Thursday in Anchorage honors more than 30 civilians who put themselves in danger to help rescue victims of a small plane crash.

The Anchorage Daily News reports workers from nearby businesses and off-duty military personnel held the tail and lifted the wing of the Cessna that went down June 1 after taking off from Merrill Field. One child pinned in the crash died, but four other people were rescued thanks to help from witnesses and six police officers who also put themselves at risk.

The ceremony is planned at 5:30 p.m. at Central Middle School.

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