Four Injured in Alaska Division of Forestry Plane Crash

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna

 

(Alaska Division of Forestry)

 

Alaska Division of Forestry

All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were medevaced to Alaska Native Medical Center and the fourth was transferred to Providence Alaska Medical Center.

EARLIER:

Four Alaska Division of Forestry employees survived a plane crash in the western Alaska village of Aniak today at approximately 4 p.m.

The plane, owned by the Division of Forestry, crashed into the Kuskokwim River on takeoff. There were four people on board, including the pilot, and all four individuals suffered injuries. The seriousness of the injuries is unknown at this time.

See also  Officials: No Mobile Alert of Gatlinburg Evacuation

Alaska State Troopers and local Emergency Services personnel responded to the crash, The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will be handling the investigation.

The plane, an Aero Commander 500 Shrike, was transporting emergency firefighters from two western Alaska villages to Soldotna to support initial attack responses for the Kenai/Kodiak Area Forestry station.

Topics

Plane was transporting firefighters to Soldotna     Alaska Division of Forestry All four Division of Forestry employees that were injured in the crash have been medevaced to Anchorage with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Three of the individuals were medevaced to Alaska Native Medical Center and the fourth was transferred to Providence Alaska Medical […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a Southern California wildfire were pulled back at times to find rest and shade on Thursday, a day after seven were sent to the hospital in the midst of a grueling heat wave. Progress on the Route Fire in northwestern Los...

CAL FIRE Firefighter Contract Calls For More Money, Fewer Hours

CAL FIRE Firefighter Contract Calls For More Money, Fewer Hours

California state firefighters have reached agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom on a contract that will give them three raises within the next year and reduce their hours. The contract calls for one raise retroactive to July, another at the start of 2023 and a third in...

CAL FIRE Helicopter Crash Injures Three Returning from Fairview Fire

CAL FIRE Helicopter Crash Injures Three Returning from Fairview Fire

A helicopter assisting with operations in the Fairview fire near Hemet crashed while attempting to land at the Banning Airport, fire officials said Saturday afternoon. The helicopter was privately owned, officials said, and crashed into a backyard just before 4 p.m....