Search Crews Found Possible Pieces of Missing Guardian Flight Aircraft

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The owners of an air ambulance that went missing in Alaska say searchers believe they have located part of the aircraft about 600 feet underwater. Searchers using sonar technology found an object possibly 25 feet long and up to 8 feet wide in Frederick Sound in southeast Alaska. According to a Guardian Flight representative, the object was found within a mile of the beacon signal from the plane's cockpit voice recorder commonly known as the 'black box.'

The King Air 200 disappeared Jan. 29 while on the way to pick up a patient in the southeast community of Kake. The pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic were on board.

Guardian Flight Vice President of Base Operations, Randy Lyman says the next step is to re-launch a submersible remotely operated vehicle, which will take a number of days.