Overdue Aircraft In Portage Glacier Area Located

first_imgThe wreckage of an overdue aircraft has been located in the Portage Glacier area, there are no confirmed survivors. The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update – During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the crash site and successfully recovered the remains of the pilot. The remains have been released to the State Medical Examiner’s Office and next of kin has been notified. According to Alaska State Troopers,  due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate a plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant was deceased. AST Helo and members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are currently working to gain access to the crash site and recover the pilot.center_img According to reports the overdue plane was located by search crews around 9:30 p.m, Saturday. Original Story –  Positive identification of the pilot has not been confirmed. The Piper Cherokee- Airplane was inbound for Valdez.last_img read more