31 Mar '16, 4pm

#Airmen rescue 3 stranded near Alaskan glacier.

#Airmen rescue 3 stranded near Alaskan glacier.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued three individuals near the Marcus Baker Glacier late last night. According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the individuals were scouting a landing area in a Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, but could not take off again because something broke on the aircraft. The pilot and passengers were uninjured. However, they were equipped with a spot beacon and one sleeping bag for survival gear, according to the Alaska RCC. They weren’t as prepared as they needed to be for the weather at that altitude, according to Capt. John Romspert, a member of the Alaska RCC. Upon notification by the Alaska State Troopers, Air National Guard assets were requested for the mission, including an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron and an HC-1...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/tabid/3336/Article/7093...

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