Update: There were no survivors on either plane, according to rescuers at the crash site, Alaska State Troopers say.
Two small planes carrying a total of five people collided mid-air just before 11 a.m. today about 60 miles north of Bethel, according to a spokeswoman for the Alaska National Guard.
The condition of the pilots and passengers is unknown.
The aircraft involved are a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan with three people on board and a Renfro’s Alaska Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub with two people on board, according to the statement from Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead.
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter left Bethel for the crash site and was expected to arrive about 1:30 p.m., Olmstead said.