World news – Five people killed in a helicopter crash on the Alaskan glacier


Five people were killed and one more injured on Saturday when a helicopter they were traveling in crashed into an Alaskan glacier.

The victims were on a heliski trip aboard a contracted helicopter Helicopter that had left Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, according to state forces.

The pilot, two lodge guests and two guides were killed, company spokeswoman Mary Ann Pruitt told The Associated Press. A third guest was hospitalized in severe condition.

« This news is devastating for our employees, the community we serve and the families of the deceased, » read a statement released by the lodge.

The helicopter crashed in the Knik Glacier about 50 miles east of Anchorage at 6:35 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Sunday.

The lodge where the residents of the helicopter stayed is about 60 miles northwest of Anchorage.

The Both deceased leaders were identified by authorities on Sunday as Gregory Harms, 52, from Colorado and Sean McMannany, 38, from Girdwood, Alaska.

The two guests who were killed were Petr Kellner, 56, and Benjamin Larochaix (50), both from the Czech Republic.

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