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