By KTUU Digital Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — A pilot and three passengers were rescued by an Alaska Army Guard helicopter team after a Yute Air flight crashed 30 miles northeast of Bethel around 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

According to Alaska State Troopers, reports were received around 5 p.m. Thursday of a downed aircraft approximately 30 miles northeast of Bethel.

The aircraft, identified as a chartered Yute Air PA-32 flight from Aniak to Bethel, was carrying a pilot and three male passengers, all of whom survived the crash.

AST says an Alaska Army Guard UH-60 helicopter from Bethel was launched and successfully retrieved the four men, who were taken to Bethel.

The extent of their injuries, if any, is unknown.

AST says the NTSB and FAA have been notified.