Video: U.S. Coast Guard, partners rescue Wings airplane crash survivors

A Wings of Alaska Cessna 207 flying from Juneau to Hoonah crashed into a side of a mountain Friday afternoon, killing the pilot. The U.S. Coast Guard, Juneau Mountain Rescue, Alaska State Troopers and Temsco Helicopters coordinated efforts to rescue the four surviving passengers. The crash site was north of Point Howard at 1,330 feet above sea level.

In this video, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lowers rescue personnel to the site of the plane crash and hoists survivors for transport to medical care. The survivors were all initially brought to Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

The video is provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka.

Lisa Phu is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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