January 22, 2010: ACE Air Cargo flight crashes on take-off from Sand Point

Posted on: January 23rd, 2010 | Author: Alaska Political News Wire | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News

Late Thursday night, an Alaska Central Express (ACE) Air Cargo flight crashed on take-off from Sand Point. Search efforts have been underway since early Friday morning. Before the Coast Guard arrived, local fishing vessels from Sand Point, including the Courtney Noral, the Temptation and the Primus, searched the area. From member KSDP Kells Hetherington reports.

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A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 searches waters off Sand Point Saturday morning, January 23, 2010. KSDP / Kells Hetherington

A US Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter searches waters around the Sand Point airport in the early morning hours of Friday, January 22, 2010. KSDP / Kells Hetherington