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No survivors found after plane crashes near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 5
  • Published February 4

Two people are believed to have been on board a plane that crashed Thursday morning near Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska State Troopers said in an online report.

No survivors were found when rescuers located the crash site, troopers said.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified of the crash at about 11:41 a.m. Thursday after an emergency locator transmitter belonging to a Cessna 185 was activated, according to troopers.

The rescue coordination center responded and found the crash site about 13 miles northeast of Chitina. The plane had crashed in a wooded area on a gradual slope, troopers said.

Troopers and National Park Service personnel are now working to access the crash site to recover bodies, troopers said.

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