Air ambulance company Guardian Flight plans a tribute Friday for the crew lost in a January plane crash in Southeast Alaska.
Killed in the crash were pilot Patrick Coyle, flight paramedic Margaret Langston and flight nurse Stacie Morse. Morse was 27-weeks pregnant and expecting a daughter, named Delta Rae.
The flight left the airport in Anchorage on the afternoon of January 29th and crashed into the waters of Frederick Sound while on approach to the airport in Kake just after six o’clock that evening. The plane was headed to Kake to pick up a patient for transport.
A search by Guardian Flight turned up debris of most of the missing twin engine Raytheon Aircraft Company B200 plane, including the cockpit voice recorder. The deceased crew members were not recovered. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the accident and has produced a preliminary report. A final report on the incident can take up to a year to complete.
The tribute is a 1 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. The memorial will also be streamed on the company’s website.