A Coastal Helicopters tour returns to the Juneau International Airport on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Helicopter crashes on Herbert Glacier, only minor injuries reported

  • By Juneau Empire
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:55pm
  • News

A helicopter returning from a tour crashed on a glacier Monday night, but only minor injuries were reported.

“A Coastal Helicopter was returning to Juneau at approximately 6 p.m. when it contacted the snow on the Herbert Glacier and received some damage,” General Manager Mike Wilson said in a prepared statement. “With passenger and crew safety a priority, all on board were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital as a precaution, evaluated and released.”

The injuries sustained reportedly were limited to sprains.

All pertinent agencies have been notified and an investigation is underway, Wilson said, adding the National Transportation Safety Board has released the aircraft to the company.

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