ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An air ambulance company that lost crew members in a fatal November crash was involved in a second crash Tuesday, according to federal flight regulators.
A pilot with two crew members from Medevac Alaska made an emergency landing onto a frozen lake in southwest Alaska.
The airplane was from Resolve Aviation, Anchorage television station KTVA reported. No one was injured.
The crash occurred near Koliganek. The airplane dropped off a patient at New Stuyahok and was returning to Anchorage when it lost power, said Clint Johnson, head of the Alaska office of the National Transportation Safety Board.
“(The pilot) was unable to get the engine re-lit, declared an emergency with Anchorage Center, tried to get into Koliganek,” Johnson said. “Unfortunately was not able to make it, made an emergency landing onto a frozen lake bed, gear up, and that’s where the airplane ended up.”
The airplane crew was picked up by a helicopter that flew to the lake from Dillingham.
No one from Resolve or Medevac Alaska would comment on the crash.
Three people died in crash Nov. 29 near Cooper Landing of a flight by Security Aviation. The flight carried a pilot and a two-person Medevac Alaska team on its way from Anchorage to Seward.