This is a photo of the crash site of a downed plane near Juneau Sunday evening. The survivor, reportedly the only person aboard the aircraft, was discovered to be in critical condition. (Courtesy / U.S. Coast Guard)

This is a photo of the crash site of a downed plane near Juneau Sunday evening. The survivor, reportedly the only person aboard the aircraft, was discovered to be in critical condition. (Courtesy / U.S. Coast Guard)

Lone person in plane crash rescued near Juneau

The person was discovered in critical condition.

This is a developing story.

A person rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard was in critical condition on Sunday evening after surviving an airplane crash near Juneau, according to a news release.

The crash occurred about 35 miles northwest of Juneau near Excursion Inlet. A Coast Guard aircrew responded to the location from Air Station Sitka around 5:38 p.m., flying to the plane’s last known position via its emergency locator transmitter.

The plane was located at 7:05 p.m. and the survivor, reportedly the only person aboard the aircraft, was discovered to be in critical condition. They were later transported to emergency services upon arrival at Juneau International Airport.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651) 528-1807.

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