US: Five killed in helicopter crash in Alaska

Washington, March 29, 2021

A helicopter crash in the area of Knik Glacier in the state of Alaska in the United States has left five dead and one seriously injured, Alaska State Troopers said.

A team from Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was dispatched to the crash site late Saturday night, the State Troopers said.

The rescue team found five people dead and one survivor at the crash scene.

"The survivor remains in serious but stable condition, and is receiving medical care at an Anchorage area hospital," state troopers said on Sunday evening.

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a ski resort northwest of Alaska's largest city Anchorage, said in a written statement Sunday evening that the helicopter carried two ski guides, three guests and a pilot.

The helicopter was chartered from Soloy Helicopters, a Wasilla-based charter company, the lodge said.

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