Five people were killed after two small planes collided mid-air. The planes, a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan and a Renfro’s Alaska Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub, crashed at 11 a.m. today. The accident occurred just northwest of the village of Russian Mission, about 60 miles north of Bethel.
The Alaska National Guard and Rescue Coordination Center personnel sent medics to the crash site via helicopter earlier today. Just recently, Alaska State Troopers reported that none of the five passengers aboard survived the collision.
The companies that owned and operated the two aircrafts have yet to respond. It is also unclear what caused the collision and whether any party will be held liable.
Alaska has one of the highest number of plane accidents in the country, averaging at about 100 crashes a year. For more information on aviation accidents or wrongful death cases in Alaska, contact our office at (800) 405-2092.