31 January 2017

Passengers of Missing Plane Found Safe

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed in the woods about 57 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class William Colclough, U.S. Coast Guard District 17.
 
 
In a statement Tuesday from the United States Coast Guard, the condition of the three passengers recovered from the downed Cessna aircraft on Monday is all clear.
 
"The three survivors reported no injuries," the USCG said.
 
This news after an extensive search after the Cessna 180 aircraft was reported overdue on a flight from Anchorage to Kenai.
 
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew with the Coast Guard were the first to find the downed plane after it spotted a flare shot by the plane's pilot.
 
The pilot of the rescue helicopter, Lt. Joseph Plunkett, said in a statement that the combined search efforts and pilot preparedness were largely responsible for the safe rescue.
 
"Because the pilot was prepared, we were able to rescue the three people and bring them back to their family,” Plunkett said.
 
Three survivors take a photo with the Coast Guard crew who rescued them.
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class William Colclough, U.S. Coast Guard District 17
 

8 comments:

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Thanks be to God they were safe, and congratulations to the pilot for being prepared and using it!

Rev. Paul said...

Amen, and absolutely! He did everything right, after everything went wrong.

threecollie said...

Alan and I were looking at a Cessna in Bass Pro this weekend. I cannot imagine flying in one let alone crashing. So glad everyone is okay.

Rev. Paul said...

Marianne, you don't really fly in a Cessna; you merely wear it while it's airborne. :^)

LindaG said...

Praise the Lord for Miracles.

Now I pray the Lord will grant us another with the nomination of Mr. Neil Gorsuch.

Sandy said...

Rev.Paul,

To many plane accidents where the humans didn't survive. It's nice to read these survived.

Rev. Paul said...

Linda, I have to agree. :)

Sandy, you're right - it's good to see the word "survivors" in a plane crash story.

Rob said...

http://www.capvolunteernow.com/todays-features/?natl_radar_forensics_teams_lead_alaska_searchers_to_crashed_plane_3_survivors&show=news&newsID=22935 CAP then told USCG look here...