Three rescued from two crash landings

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Air National Guard rescued three people from two crash landings in the Upper George Lake drainage.

The guard's Rescue Coordination Center detected an Emergency Locator Transmitter signal early Friday night and sent out a helicopter.

While searching, pararescuemen spotted a crash site.

A pilot and his passenger had crashed into a river bank near George Lake after the engine failed in their Piper PA-19.

The passenger received bruises and cuts to his face. The pilot was not injured.

After rescuing the two, the helicopter resumed searching for the ELT.

Within a few miles of the first crash site, pararescuemen spotted a campfire and a man waving. He was the pilot of another aircraft that crashed.

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