US Coast Guard rescues 2 people after plane crash at Montague Island

    A P-18 Super Cub aircraft and two people on shore at Montague Island, Alaska, after the plane crashed July 6, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Josh Wofford)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Coast Guard rescued two people after their plane crashed on Montague Island on Tuesday.

    A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew forward deployed to Cordova and arrived on scene at 6:46 p.m. The chopper landed near the crash site, embarked the two survivors and transported them to Cordova. The two people were reported to be in stable condition with no reported injuries.

    Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report at 4:15 p.m. from a friend of the pilot that a P-18 Super Cub aircraft with two people aboard crashed just above the high tide line at Montague Island.

    “The quick response by the aircrew in Cordova helped these two get the help they needed,” said Chief Petty Officer Katie Brown, Sector Anchorage command duty officer. “It’s incredible these two people made it out okay, and the fact that they had communication equipment readily available really aided in our response time.”

    The two survivors were communicating with the reporting source via InReach.

    The cause of the incident is under investigation.


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