3 Feared Dead After Rescue Helicopter Crashes in Alaska
An Alaska State Trooper helicopter on a mission to rescue a stranded snowmobiler crashed over the weekend — and authorities fear that all three occupants on board are dead.
The helicopter was carrying the pilot, a trooper and the snowmobiler when it went down Saturday night, said Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the state troopers.
Authorities spotted the wreckage Sunday, but could not find any survivors.
Peters said her office is not yet ready to definitively declare the three on board dead.
The helicopter had been sent Saturday evening to help look for someone stranded in a snowmobile near Larson Lake near the town of Talkeetna.