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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

Coast Guard helicopter crashes during rescue Petersburg emergency services respond, all 4 crew survive


November 16, 2023

Aaron Hankins

A U.S. Coast Guard M-60 Jayhawk helicopter crashed in the tree line on Read Island during a search and rescue mission. All four crew members survived the crash.

Late Monday night, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka crashed on Read Island in Farragut Bay during a search and rescue mission for a nearby fishing vessel -leaving four helicopter crew members in need of urgent rescuing, as well.

The prompt response from Petersburg's emergency services played a crucial role in the successful rescue operation that resulted in the survival of all four helicopter crew members.

Two members were discharged from the hospital Wednesday morning according to the latest public update from the Coast Guard. The other two members who arrived wit...

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