Three people were killed late Saturday evening when an Alaska State Trooper helicopter crashed during a search and rescue
operation near Talkeetna.
Around 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Palmer State Troopers received a report of a stranded snowmachiner near Larson Lake.
In a news release, Troopers say Helo-1 responded and picked up a trooper and then went to the search area for the
That person, according to the release, was located and picked up around 9:58 p.m.
Troopers say around 11:15 p.m. Helo-1 was enroute to Sunshine Tesoro to meet with medics, but never arrived.
A search and rescue was initiated after contact with Helo-1 was lost.
Around 9:33 a.m. Sunday, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center located the crash site, and found no survivors.
As of 3 p.m. Sunday the identities of the victims have yet to be released, pending notification of next of kin.
This is a developing story. More to follow as information becomes available.