lunes, 30 de julio de 2018

Coast Guard rescues 5 from plane crash

Photos U.S. Coast Guard District 9


Survivors from a plane crash on North Fox Island disembark a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in Traverse City, Michigan, July 29. 2018. Of the five people involved in the crash, three reported minor injuries. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class April Caverly.

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City rescued five people involved in a two-aircraft collision on North Fox Island, Michigan, Sunday.

Three of the five personnel aboard the aircraft reported minor injuries, and the other two reported no injuries.

Watchstanders from the Coast Guard Ninth District Command Center received notification from the Michigan State Police about the crash. The International Emergency Response Coordination Center confirmed a plane landing on the North Fox Island had collided with a plane already on the island and was able to communicate with one of the individuals through an alert device.

The helicopter crew landed, embarked the five individuals, and transported them to awaiting emergency medical personnel in Traverse City.