Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Aircraft Near Kake, Alaska
The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue aircraft with three people aboard about 20 miles west of Kake, Alaska, Tuesday.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received notification from Sitka Flight Services that a Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight was expected to land in Kake at 6:19 p.m., however, the aircraft never landed. The aircraft departed from Anchorage.
Watchstanders directed the launch of the Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa crew to conduct the search near the last known position of the aircraft. Good Samaritan vessels are also searching the area.
“Coast Guard crews are diligently searching for the missing aircraft and individuals,” said Lt j.g. Colin McClelland, Coast Guard Sector Juneau command duty officer. “We appreciate the assistance of the good Samaritan vessels and we hope we locate the aircraft and people soon.”
Weather in the area is reported at light rain with overcast skies, 10 miles visibility, 7 mph winds and an air temperature of 36 degrees.
The Anacapa is a 110-foot Island Class cutter homeported in Petersburg, Alaska.