Bob Price, owner of Price Chevrolet, was one of 11 people who survived a plane crash on Tuesday morning in Alaska. According to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists 11 people from the crash site of a downed float plane on Mount Jumbo, on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, July 10, 2018 shortly after 9 a.m. The Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad personnel and Alaska State Troopers coordinated the rescue of 11 people who survived a plane crash at 2,000 feet in elevation on the side of Mount Jumbo, 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Sitka. Please check our Facebook page for a video from the U.S. Coast Guard Alaska on the rescuing of the passengers. Seen in the video is Bob Price (wearing blue jacket).
Experts said there was less than a 1% chance of survival in the plane crash. It has been reported by the National Transportation Board (NTSB) investigators that the pilot became disoriented after encountering a cloud ceiling at 1100 feet during deteriorating weather conditions. The passengers have been on a fishing trip. According to reports, one passenger was critically injured, four have been transferred to a Seattle hospital and all are expected to survive. Stay tuned, the Pleasanton Express will be doing a full story in next week’s paper.