Midday Report November 17, 2023

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: Many people scrambled to help rescue the crew of the downed Coast Guard helicopter near Sitka. And Alaskans are encouraged to check out health insurance plans offered during the Affordable Care act’s open enrollment period.

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“Well, it was it was dark,” said Logan Padgett, captain of the Lydia Marie as the helicopter from Air Station Sitka arrived. “So we were just looking at the helicopter lights and there wasn’t really much to see. But we could hear the rotors one second, and then loud crash the next. Then silence.” In the photo, an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk on a training flight. (Photo courtesy of Don Kluting)
“Well, it was it was dark,” said Logan Padgett, captain of the Lydia Marie as the helicopter from Air Station Sitka arrived. “So we were just looking at the helicopter lights and there wasn’t really much to see. But we could hear the rotors one second, and then loud crash the next. Then silence.” In the photo, an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk on a training flight. (Photo courtesy of Don Kluting)

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