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3 stranded in iced helicopter on Alaska volcano
AP via Charter ^ | 9/6/2013 | RACHEL D'ORO - Associated Press

Posted on 09/07/2013 8:14:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two researchers and their pilot remained stranded on a remote Alaska volcano Friday, two days after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter.

Alaska State Troopers said bad weather was preventing rescuers from reaching the helicopter on Mount Mageik (ma-GEEK'), about 280 miles southwest of Anchorage at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Unsuccessful attempts have been made by helicopter company and Rescue Coordination Center, which was called in Thursday and has sent out a Blackhawk helicopter and a C-130 plane.

Everyone on board the Egli Air Haul helicopter was reported in good condition. They are well-equipped with survival gear and food, said Katmai chief ranger Neal Labrie, who has been in radio communication with them.

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: alaska; climatechange; globalwarming; survival; volcano

1 posted on 09/07/2013 8:14:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

“Two researchers”?! Global warming perhaps?


2 posted on 09/07/2013 8:17:41 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Pan_Yan

Still ... a scary situation


3 posted on 09/07/2013 8:17:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: albie

They were installing a camera to monitor cloud cover over the valley.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 8:19:30 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Couldn’t chip off the ice and fly away?


5 posted on 09/07/2013 8:20:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Pan_Yan

First time visitor heading to Alaska next week - guess I’ll need a heavy coat and gloves.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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To: JimRed

What a time to forget the ®Rain-X.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Pan_Yan

I’d say wait for the next eruption but that may be a while since there have been no known eruptions in the historical record. May need to wait for summer ... oh wait, this is summer!


8 posted on 09/07/2013 8:37:23 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: SES1066

Yeah, WTH? Ice in Alaska in September? Better light up the sky with the algore signal. I’m sure one blast from his fetid pie hole will be able to melt that ice away. Or maybe just a fly over in one of the G5’s he uses to flit around the globe will be enough to melt it. (Of course he’ll be some carbon credit guilt shares so he feels better about himself. By the way, could he fit is fat ass in a prius?)


9 posted on 09/07/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Pan_Yan
If our eyes we'd close then the lashes froze, til sometimes we couldn't peek.
It wasn't much fun, but the only ones to wimper were researchers on Mount Mageik.

Or something.

10 posted on 09/07/2013 9:01:36 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: CedarDave

There was a sign in the Fairbanks airport when I went last year

Welcome to Alaska step off the plane and into the food chain...

That was pretty good.

Working on moving up there from Texas...My sister lives in Fairbanks and loves it.

I think I am going to open a breakfast taco drive thru.. It would make a killing.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 9:04:18 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Pan_Yan

The volcano according to Wikipedia has no confirmed historic eruptions, that I guess is the good news here.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 9:04:34 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Rightly Biased

Sounds like a cool idea.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 9:05:26 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

they don’t have breakfast tacos restaraunts up there so I am thinking what the heck?


14 posted on 09/07/2013 9:07:22 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Rightly Biased

Hot food may be appreciated with cold weather.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 9:13:36 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Rightly Biased

That’s how marketing works. Find a hole and fill it.
Then sink or swim.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 9:19:01 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Egli Air. based here in King Salmon. Know the owner/pilot.

Hope they are okay.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 9:22:22 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Pan_Yan
"How'd you solve the icing problem?"

"Icing problem?!?"

18 posted on 09/07/2013 9:25:47 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

“How do you solve the icing problem?”

Skate the puck out of your zone.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 9:34:46 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: citizen

No! Not the hockey jokes.... anything but those!


20 posted on 09/07/2013 9:47:47 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Rightly Biased
I think I am going to open a breakfast taco drive thru.. It would make a killing.

It might work in Alaska, but I saw it fail in Minneapolis in the late 1980s, and it was a very high quality, small Mexican chain from Texas with the fresh ingredients and that in Texas also had the 99 cent Margarita.

In Minneapolis they finally dropped the breakfast, but they were still surviving on the rest of the day when I left. I did see Russell Means having breakfast there though.

21 posted on 09/07/2013 10:09:26 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: ansel12

I really wanna make a go of it.

My sister seems to think it will do well in Fairbanks... lots of transplanted Texans there she says.

I am tired of the same ol same ol here and feel the change in my bones.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 10:14:43 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Rightly Biased

I think Fairbanks is probably more diverse and daring than Minneapolis was.

Minnesota was incredibly bland and routine oriented, farmer like.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 10:49:53 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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To: Pan_Yan

One of those contingencies I wouldn’t have even thought to plan for. I hope all goes well for them.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 4:21:31 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: hattend
Knew Sam Egli in high school many moons ago. Told me at the time that he wanted to buy a DC-3 and go to Alaska. Said it with enough authority that I remember the comment 40+ years later. Don't know if he ever got the DC-3 itself ... but it appears he lived his dream.
25 posted on 09/09/2013 2:39:49 PM PDT by R W Reactionairy ("Everyone is entitled to their own opinion ... but not to their own facts" Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
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