Alaska News

No injuries in Nunivak Island plane crash

Two people survived the crash of a plane on the Nunivak Island on Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

Troopers were notified of the crash on the Bering Sea island, southwest of the Yukon Delta region, at 8 p.m. on Saturday via an SOS beacon from an inReach satellite communication device.

The plane crashed just after takeoff with two people onboard. No injuries were reported. Troopers did not say what kind of plane crashed, or what was believed to have caused the crash.

The two people involved stayed overnight at the site of the crash with survival gear they were carrying until a local aircraft charter was able to take them back to Bethel, troopers said.

The National Transportation Safety Board in Anchorage had no information about the reported crash as of Sunday afternoon.


Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.