Anchorage: 5 folks had been killed and one injured in a helicopter crash at a glacier close to Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers mentioned on Sunday.
Searchers discovered the crash website and lone survivor late Saturday night time after the chopper was reported overdue, the troopers mentioned in a written assertion. The injured particular person was rescued and reported to be in severe however steady situation.
The crash website is Knik Glacier northeast of Anchorage. It was not clear from the trooper report on Sunday whether or not the helicopter crashed on or subsequent to the glacier.
Identities of the pilot and passengers weren’t instantly out there. Notification of the victims’ households had not but been accomplished, trooper spokesman Austin McDaniel mentioned.
Restoration was being performed by the troopers, the Alaska Military Nationwide Guard and the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group. The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a brief flight restriction within the space via Monday morning.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board is investigating the crash.
Knik Glacier, within the northern Chugach Mountains, is a vacation spot for sightseeing flights and, in summer time, mountaineering and boating excursions. The crash website is close to the Knik River outflow of the 28-mile glacier, in line with a map supplied by the troopers.
Knik Glacier and different glaciers within the space have been the websites of quite a few army and civilian air crashes over a number of a long time.
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