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LifeMed Airplane Crash

Unalaska, AK | 2020-Jan-16

Initial Notification: On January 16, 2020, the USCG MSD Dutch Harbor reported than a LifeMed airplane crashed into the water off the north end of the Dutch Harbor runway into Unalaska Bay. All souls were rescued The fuselage has sunk and is actively sheening. Potential of 500 gallons of Av Gas onboard. USCG has requested a trajectory and fates analysis.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Jet A fuel
Total amount at risk of spill: 170 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 53° 54.57′ North
Longitude (approximate): 166° 33.38′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable