Floatplane Crashes on Kodiak Island

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

There was a float plane accident in Kodiak with no fatalities Friday afternoon. According to Petty Officer Bill Colclough in the Anchorage Coast Guard Public Affairs Office, a de Havilland DHC-2 floatplane carrying three people crashed in the vicinity of Uganik Lake.

According to Petty Officer Kelly Parker from the Kodiak Public Affairs Office, the command center in Juneau received an electronic beacon alert from the floatplane around 12:20 p.m. and launched two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopters which arrived at around 1:30 p.m. They lowered a rescue swimmer who was able to reach the three people.

Parker said the Coast Guard successfully transferred all three people to EMS in Kodiak. According to Colclough, one person had leg and spine injuries, and the two others suffered a possible broken hip and head trauma – he was not more specific about who was affected by those injuries.

 

 

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