Coast Guard rescues 3 men after plane flips

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CORDOVA - A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Cordova rescued three men stranded Monday after their small plane reportedly flipped over while taking off from a beach on Montague Island.

Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley said 27-year-old Dylan Honebriak of Anchorage had been flying the Piper Pacer when the accident happened Monday afternoon. Honebriak and his two passengers, his 48-year-old stepfather Ricardo Montoya, and his 18-year-old stepbrother Keith Montoya, were not injured. The Montoyas are from Soldotna.

Alaska State Troopers relayed a satellite phone call from the stranded men to the Coast Guard.

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