UPDATE: Pilot in helicopter crash at Norris Glacier injured, medevaced to BRH

    A helicopter has crashed at Norris Glacier in Juneau.

    Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 2:53pm by Lance David

    According to CCFR Assistant Chief Ed Quinto, "CCFR received a call at 2:18 pm of a helicopter crashed at the base of Guardian Mountain on Norris Glacier."

    The pilot injured in the crash of the Era Helicopters aircraft has not yet been identified.

    A private dog team company that was working at the glacier performed the initial medical treatment on the pilot of the aircraft. CCFR sent an air rescue team with Temsco Helicopters, Inc. to the scene to pick up and medevac the patient to Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    It is unknown at this time what caused the crash or the severity of the injuries of the pilot.

    The FAA and Alaska State Troopers are aware of the situation.

    The original story can be read below.

    A helicopter has crashed at Norris Glacier in Juneau.

    Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Joshua Ryan confirmed that the 17th District in Juneau responded to an emergency beacon sent from the location of the crash, and stated that the pilot was the only person on board.

    According to Ryan, the pilot is a little bit roughed up and may have a few broken ribs.

    Temsco Helicopters, Inc. is reported to be assisting the Juneau Police Department and Capital City Fire and Rescue in rescuing the pilot of the downed helicopter.

    Updates to be posted as information becomes available.

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