The US Coast Guard has rescued 11 people after their charter plane crashed on the side of Alaska’s Mount Jumbo. No passengers died but several were injured after their plane went down on Prince of Wales Island. Two helicopters were dispatched to Mount Jumbo’s west side later that day to conduct the low-visibility mission. Investigators are interviewing the pilot to learn how the crash occurred. The passengers were found at an elevation of around 2,000ft (609m), according to the US Coast Guard. Commander Michael Kahle, of the Coast Guard in Juneau, Alaska, congratulated the aircrew of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters who conducted the rescue. “Cases like these exemplify the versatility of our aircrews and how capable they are to expertly perform rescues from the ocean or even mountainsides,” he said in a statement. Coast Guard spokesman Charly Hengen told local media that the rescue pilots had only about a quarter mile of visibility due to fog during the mission.

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