A plane went down on the west side of Cook Inlet sometime before noon on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Two people were rescued via helicopter, said Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain.
“The plane crash was seen from the air, pretty much across the inlet from Nikiski and they could see two people,” DeSpain said.
It is unclear which organization’s helicopter rescued the two after they were spotted.
“It may have been a private company,” he said.
The two people rescued from the downed flight were both injured and taken to Central Peninsula Hospital where CES firefighters helped to offload them into the facility, said Central Emergency Services Capt. Lesley Quelland. She didn’t know much about the crash.
“We were notified of it when we got dispatched to a helicopter coming into Soldotna airport with two victims from the crash,” she said. “We asked dispatch to have them redirect to the hospital landing.”
DeSpain said he did not know the identities of the two injured people. No one from the National Transportation Safety Board office in Anchorage was available to talk about the the crash.
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