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Troopers: Two people survive plane crash on Nunivak Island

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says it's not yet known why the plane crashed (MGN).
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says it's not yet known why the plane crashed (MGN).(KMVT)
Published: Sep. 8, 2019 at 12:52 PM AKDT
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Two people reportedly survived after their aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff on Nunivak Island on Saturday night.

According to an

, the crash on Nunivak Island was reported to Troopers at 10:22 p.m. Saturday after an SOS beacon was activated.

Troopers say two people were on board the aircraft when it crashed shortly after takeoff.

Neither the pilot or passenger were injured, and both reportedly had survival gear to make it through the night.

AST says a local aircraft charter has been called on to provide transportation for the two individuals back to Bethel.

It's unclear if the two individuals have yet been recovered.

Troopers in Bethel declined to provide information about the search and rescue.

The identities of the two individuals have not been released.

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