Alaska State Troopers report no survivors following a mid-air collision near Russian Mission. Two small planes collided in midair near Bethel Wednesday morning just before 11:00 AM. A Bethel based Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying medics took off and was en route to the scene as well as two National Transportation Safety Investigators.
Investigation continues into the cause. The collision involved a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 caravan with three individuals and a Renfro’s Alaska Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub with two individuals onboard.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News.
Safety Tips for Avoiding a Plane Crash
Although the Russian Mission plane crash was unexpected and tragic, there are ways to prevent such a thing from happening. When flying aircraft, take weather forecasts and reports very seriously. Do not “brave” the elements because the result can be fatal. Make sure your pilot has experience and make sure the company you are flying with is thorough in their pre-flight inspections. All-in-all, follow your instincts and do not put yourself in a situation that you feel is dangerous.
An airplane collision is almost always fatal. If you or a loved one have survived a plane crash or if you have a loved one who did not survive, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and emotional distress. Experience a collision? Contact an attorney today.