Two men injured in plane crash on Alaska Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two men conducting research for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game were injured Tuesday night when their plane crashed on the Alaska Peninsula.

Coast Guard officials identified the two men as Don Hauenstein and George Pappas. Their ages, hometowns and the extent of their injuries were not available.

Their plane went down at about 7 p.m. about 50 miles northeast of Port Moller. The Federal Aviation Administration said damage to the plane was substantial.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

A Coast Guard C-130 crew located the wreckage at about 7:40 p.m. and dropped a radio, first aid kit and strobe light to the survivors.

A Coast Guard helicopter was able to reach the crash site at 10:20 p.m. The men were hoisted aboard and taken to a hospital in Kodiak.

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