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UPDATE: Crash site was reached on 12/1/2019 and recovery efforts completed at approximately 1500 hours. Remains have been removed from the site and will be transported to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification.
On 11/29/2019 at approximately 1912 hours, Soldotna Dispatch received multiple reports of an aircraft crash near Jean Lake, west of Cooper Landing. Aircraft dispatched by RCC responded and located the crash site, but was unable to land due to weather and terrain. On 11-30-19 at approximately 1430 hours DPS Helo 3, with NTSB investigator onboard, conducted an overflight of the crash site but was unable to land in the area. The involved aircraft has been identified as a Piper PA31-350 operated by Security Aviation. There were believed to be three souls onboard; no survivors are expected. The Alaska Mountain Rescue Group is organizing a ground response to the crash site on 12-1-19.
Posted on 11/30/2019 4:35:12 PM by DPS\kemarsh