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2 Americans Survive Ordeal on Mountain

July 29, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Two Americans who spent a freezing night in the wreckage of a small plane were rescued, though the pilot did not survive, Canadian rescue officials said.

The wreckage was located Friday on Mt. Vancouver, about 160 miles west of Whitehorse, Yukon, three miles from the Alaskan border. The plane crashed Thursday in a crevasse, according to the Pacific Rescue Coordination Center in Victoria, British Columbia.

Officials said the plane crashed at 11,000 feet after picking up two hikers who reportedly had been camping in a nearby provincial park.

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