ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Alaska State Troopers are coordinating with volunteer Search and Rescue groups to reach the location of an aircraft believed to have crashed outside of Cooper Landing.
According to Tim DeSpain with AST, dispatch began receiving reports of a crash Friday night shortly after 7 p.m.
An Alaska Rescue Coordination Center crew flew over the crash site Friday night, but weather conditions and terrain prevented rescuers from reaching the location on foot.
Troopers are currently working with volunteer Search and Rescue groups to reach the crash site with NTSB investigators.
NTSB officials are searching for witnesses who may have seen a fireball on a hillside near Jim's Landing from the Sterling Highway.
The number of people on board or their condition is currently unknown.