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Alaska State Trooper, National Guard statements on Stevens crash

Here are the public-information statements issued by the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska National Guard since Monday night's plane crash:

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Tuesday, 3:08 p.m. from Alaska State Troopers

Five People Die in Plane Crash near Dillingham

(DILLINGHAM, Alaska) - At approximately 7 p.m. on Aug. 9, the Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center received a report that an airplane with nine people on board crashed on land 17 miles northwest of Dillingham.

Good Samaritans, including some with medical training, were on scene assisting with the rescue efforts. The Alaska State Troopers, Rescue Coordination Center, U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board worked in cooperation on the rescue and body recovery of the crash victims. Alaska Air National Guard transported two survivors back to Dillingham and the United States Coast Guard transported the other two survivors to Dillingham, from the crash site. When all survivors were together in Dillingham, they were loaded on a Coast Guard C-130 and transported to Anchorage. Inclement weather hampered the initial response to the scene. The downed aircraft is a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter owned by GCI Communications Corp. in Anchorage.

The four survivors were transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage with varying degrees of injuries. The survivors are as follows:

William "Willy" Phillips, Jr., 13

Sean O'Keefe, 54

Kevin O'Keefe

Jim Morhard of Alexandria, Virginia

The deceased are identified as:

Senator Theodore "Ted" Stevens, 86 of Anchorage, Alaska

Theron "Terry" Smith, 62 of Eagle River, Alaska (Pilot)

William "Bill" Phillips, Sr.

Dana Tindall, 48 of Anchorage, Alaska

Corey Tindall, 16 of Anchorage, Alaska

All next of kin have been notified. The bodies of the deceased have been recovered and will be transported to Anchorage.

Tuesday, 8:53 a.m., from Alaska National Guard:

Alaska National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard On-scene at Plane Crash Near Dillingham

CAMP DENALI, Alaska-- The Alaska Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard are currently on scene of a plane crash that occurred 17-miles north of Dillingham Monday night.

Two Alaska Air National Guard 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen are providing medical assistance to crash victims. An Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, carrying the 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen, radioed in that the pararescuemen arrived on scene at 7:15 this morning. At least two patients have been treated.

A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 is also providing communication support over head and will be available to take victims in need of further medical treatment to Anchorage once victims are transported to Dillingham.

Poor weather remains a factor, as there is less than a quarter-mile visibility at the crash site and less than a 100-foot ceiling in the area. Weather hampered the Alaska Air National Guard rescue crews last night as well, and crews spent the night in Dillingham.

An Alaska Air National Guard 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130 with a fresh helicopter crew and pararescuemen will leave Anchorage shortly in route to Dillingham.

The Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center, manned by Alaska National Guardsmen, was contacted by Dillingham Flight Service after a Good Samaritan spotted the downed aircraft around 7 p.m. Monday. A Good Samaritan team was able to hike into the crash site and provide medical assistance last night.

The plane was reportedly carrying nine passengers and there are potential fatalities.

Tuesday, 7:37 a.m., from Alaska National Guard:

Alaska National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard On-scene of Plane Crash near Dillingham

CAMP DENALI, Alaska-- The Alaska Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard are currently on-scene of a plane crash that occurred 17-miles north of Dillingham Monday night.

An Alaska Air National Guard 210th Rescue Squadron, HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter carrying 212th Rescue Squadron pararescuemen was able to land minutes ago and is currently providing medical support to the crash victims at the scene.

A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 is also providing support over head and will be available to take victims in need of serious medical support to Anchorage, once victims are transported to Dillingham.

The Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center, manned by Alaska National Guardsmen, was contacted by Dillingham Flight Service after a Good Samaritan spotted the downed aircraft around 7 p.m.

The plane was reportedly carrying nine passengers and there are potential fatalities.

Monday, 11:55 p.m., from Alaska National Guard:

Alaska National Guardsmen Responding to Plane Crash near Dillingham

CAMP DENALI, Alaska -- The Alaska Air National Guard is responding to a plane crash 17-miles north of Dillingham that occurred Monday night.

The Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center, manned by Alaska National Guardsmen, was contacted by Dillingham Flight Service after a Good Samaritan spotted a downed aircraft around 7 p.m.

The Alaska Air National Guard's 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons were alerted and are currently battling inclement weather en-route to the scene. They are expected to arrive at the plane crash site sometime after midnight.

The plane was reportedly carrying eight passengers and there are potential fatalities.

According to the RCC, there are five Good Samaritan medical personnel on scene assisting the plane crash victims.

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