July 18, 2015 - On Friday a Cessna 207A, N62AK,
departed Juneau International Airport, Alaska
Hoonah Airport, Alaska
(PAOH) with 5 people onboard. Enroute the
aircraft crashed killing its pilot and four
others were injured.
The pilot has been identified as Fariah Peterson
age 45. At approximately 1:23 PM Ketchikan
Dispatch received a 911 phone call routed
through Juneau Police Department reporting a
Wings of Alaska airplane had crashed.
The 911 call came from a one of the five people
on board the Cessna 207 that crashed during a
regularly scheduled flight from Juneau to Hoonah. A U.S.
Coast Guard Jayhawk and crew responded to the
crash located 18 miles west of Juneau near Point
Alaska Wildlife Trooper Patrol Vessel Sentry
with two AWT troopers and Juneau Mountain Rescue
personnel aboard also responded to the area.
Additional JMR members responded via a Temsco
helicopter. The Coast Guard was able to hoist
three of the injured, Humberto Hernandez-Aponte,
57, and his wife, Sandra Herrera Lopez, 60, both
of Juneau; and Jose Vazquez, 15, of Puerto Rico,
on the first trip and 64-year-old Hoonah
resident Ernestine Hanlon-Abel on a second trip.
All were transported to Juneau. The Coast Guard crew was able to
locate the pilot and pronounced dead at the
scene. On Saturday the United States Coast Guard
and Juneau Mountain Rescue were able to
successfully extricate the pilot from the
aircraft and fly her remains to Juneau. Her body was transported to the State
Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.