Thu, Apr 17, 2008
Boy Rescued Wednesday Morning
A teenage boy was the only survivor among five people onboard a
helicopter that went down Tuesday, 120 miles northeast of
Authorities told The Associated Press the Eurocopter AS350 B2
(type shown above) crashed in heavy snow west of Sheep Mountain.
The helicopter, operated by Era Aviation, was ferrying state
technicians working on radio sites, according to NTSB Regional
Director Jim LaBelle.
Poor weather thwarted initial search efforts, but a state patrol
helicopter spotted the wreckage just before 0800 AKDT
Alaskan State Troopers identified the victims as pilot Benoit
Pin, and passengers Thomas E. Middleton; Joseph C. O'Donnell; and
Michael D. Seward.
The fifth person onboard the downed helo, 14-year-old Quinn
Ellington, was airlifted to a nearby hospital with
non-life-threatening injuries, according to state patrol
spokeswoman Megan Peters.
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