5 Killed After 2 Small Planes Collide in Midair in Alaska, Officials Say

Medics aboard a Black Hawk helicopter responded to the scene.

August 31, 2016, 6:17 PM

— -- Two small aircraft collided in midair today in Alaska, killing all five people on board, officials said.

A Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan with three people on board collided with a Renfro's Alaska Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub carrying two people just before 11 a.m. local time, the Alaska National Guard said. The crash happened in midair about 60 miles north of Bethel.

There were no survivors from the collision, Alaska State Troopers told ABC News.

A Black Hawk helicopter from the Alaska National Guard responded to the scene with two medics on board, officials said.

The National Transportation Safety Board sent three investigators and a transportation disaster assistance specialist to the scene, it said in a statement.

The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the crash, FAA spokesman Allen Kentizer told ABC News.

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