No survivors found at site of small plane crash near Chitina

A rocky riverbanks with mountains in the background
Copper River near Chitina, Alaska. (Wikimedia Commons image)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — No survivors were found at the site of an airplane crash near Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska Thursday morning.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified of the crash after an emergency locator was activated at 11:41 a.m., Alaska’s News Source reports.

Alaska State Troopers said the locator belonged to a Cessna 185 that was believed to be carrying two people.

Rescue coordination center personnel responded to the crash site about 13 miles northeast of Chitina.

Rescuers who reached the site in a wooded area found the aircraft but no survivors.

State Troopers and National Park Service personnel were attempting to gain access to the crash site to recover bodies in the Southeast Alaska park.

The identities of the crash victims were not immediately available.