Port Angeles, WA

Date

Type

Flight

Latitude

123 27.32W

Longitude

47 59.46N

Amount Saved

1

On 02 May 2018 at 1455 UTC (1055 EDT) a 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was detected at 47 59.46N 123 27.32W, in Olympic National Park, WA. It was automatically activated when a single-engine aircraft, with 1 person on board, crashed. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received the alert and contacted the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT requested the launch of a helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The helicopter arrived at the SARSAT location, recovered the pilot, and transported him to Olympic Medical Center Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
1 SARSAT RESCUE