5 killed in U.S. helicopter crash


SAN FRANCISCO, March 29 (Xinhua) — A helicopter crash on Saturday night in the area of Knik Glacier, U.S. state of Alaska, has left five dead and one seriously injured, Alaska State Troopers said on Sunday.

A team from Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was dispatched to the crash site late that night, according to the state troopers.

The rescue team found five people dead and one survivor at the crash scene. “The survivor remains in serious but stable condition, and is receiving medical care at an Anchorage area hospital,” state troopers wrote Sunday evening.

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, a ski resort northwest of Alaska’s largest city Anchorage, said in a written statement Sunday evening that the helicopter carried two ski guides, three lodge guests and a pilot.

The helicopter was chartered from Soloy Helicopters, a Wasilla-based charter company, the lodge said. Enditem


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