Alaska Army Guardsmen save four after plane crash

Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 207th Aviation Battalion saved four individuals after they were in a plane crash.

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Alaska Army Guardsmen rescue three after plane crash near St. Mary’s

They were heading back to the site of the downed moose in order to pick it up when the plane crash occurred.

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Plane crash takes life of 2 Congressmen

It was on October 16, 1972, that Alaska’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives and three others, including a prominent member of Congress from New Orleans, disappeared on a flight from Anchorage to Juneau. Nicholas Joseph Begich was declared dead in December after the plane was never found despite a major search effort. The crash was believed to have been caused by bad weather although no wreckage or debris has ever been found. The tragedy and the all-out military and Coast Guard search for the missing plane led to passage by Congress of legislation requiring locator beacons be placed in all aircraft.

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1957 B-29 Crash Victims and Survivors Memorialized by Boy Scout Plaques

On November 15, 1957, about 6:20 p.m., a B-29 training aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base with a crew of 10 was returning to base after a radar-calibrating mission farther north. Weather had deteriorated and the ceiling had dropped to below 5,000 feet as they made their way south past Talkeetna. A routine radio report from the aircraft reported no problems. The plane was scheduled to arrive at Elmendorf about 7 p.m.

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