Two survive plane crash near Manokotak

Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two people walked away uninjured from a light plane crash Monday near Manokotak in southwest Alaska, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard's command center in Juneau was notified of an emergency beacon going off Monday morning and a C-130 plane from Kodiak was launched to search for it.

Searchers were unable to find the downed plane but after a signal was received again, a second C-130 spotted the crash site along the Igushik River.

The Coast Guard contacted Manokotak's village public safety officer.

The officer and another boater reached the crash site and picked up the survivors, who were not identified.

Manokotak is about 75 miles southwest of Dillingham.

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