3 rescued after plane goes down in Alaska

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Posted: Sep 14, 2014 12:23 PM

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard says it rescued three people after a small plane went down near Beluga Mountain, northwest of Anchorage.

The plane's emergency locator beacon sent a signal to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Air National Guard's rescue helicopter headed for the coordinates transmitted from the beacon and found the plane 1.2 miles away.

The three people who had been onboard were taken to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. They were released shortly after 5 p.m. in good condition with no reported injuries.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the plane to go down or whether it sustained damage.