ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – A plane believed to be carrying two people crashed outside of Chitina near the Wrangell-St Elias National Park Thursday morning. No survivors were found at the crash site.
The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified of the crash around 11:41 a.m. after an emergency locator transmitter belonging to a Cessna 185 was activated, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.
The rescue coordination center responded to the crash site, located about 13 miles northeast of Chitina in a wooded area on a gradual slope, and found the aircraft but no survivors.
Troopers and the National Park Service are attempting to gain access to the crash site to work on recovering any bodies.