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AK18031742

Location: Whittier
Type: Fatal Aircraft crash

Dispatch Text:

Update: The Pilot has been positively identified as Brett Andrews age 31 of Anchorage by the State Medical Examiner's Office.

Update: During the morning hours of 5-13-18, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the crash site and successfully recovered the remains of the pilot. The remains have been released to the State Medical Examiner’s Office and next of kin has been notified.

Photos of the site can be found at:

https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/6f667e72-6e96-449b-9eff-85d79f87916b/Whittier_Blackstone-plane-crash_5-2018;.aspx

https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/7251290a-5d3c-450c-bb68-431c1d0ea25f/Whittier_Blackstone-plane-crash-5_2018-02;.aspx

On 5-12-18 at approximately 1130 hours, RCC notified AST of an ELT activation in the Whittier area.   Due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate a plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant was deceased.   AST Helo and members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are currently working to gain access to the crash site and recover the pilot.   Positive identification of the pilot has not been confirmed. 

Posted on 5/13/2018 10:15:04 AM by DPS\klshuey

Posting Section: AK Bureau of Highway Patrol