Air Station Crew Tracks Down Crashed Missionaries

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three survivors aboard a downed Cessna 180 pose for a photo with the Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew who rescued them near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. The three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three people are safe today after crashing their small plane on the west side of Cook Inlet Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued the three late Monday from a ridge-line landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River.

In a Coast Guard photo, the pilot and two passengers were shown standing in front of an upside down Cessna 180. The three were transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Anchorage, but reported no injuries.

The Cessna’s occupants were identified in a Facebook post by the Alaska District Church of the Nazarene as pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith and John White.

The aircraft went missing on Sunday afternoon on a flight from Anchorage to Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula.

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed Sunday near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White, to Anchorage International Airport on Jan. 30, 2017. They reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed Sunday near the Chakachatna River on the west side of Cook Inlet in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three survivors, pilot Josh Smith, his daughter Danielle Smith, and John White, to Anchorage International Airport on Jan. 30, 2017. They reported no injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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