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June 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
A sightseeing helicopter crashed into a glacier Wednesday, killing all seven people aboard. The helicopter went down with six tourists and a pilot near Herbert Glacier, 20 miles north of the popular tourist destination of Juneau. The cause had yet to be determined. "It appears as though they flew into the glacier," said Greg Wilkinson, a spokesman for Alaska State Troopers. The weather was cloudy in Juneau, and fog was also present.
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September 13, 1999 | JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With each sweeping pass of a rescue helicopter, the hopes of three Orange County tourists stranded atop an Alaskan glacier Friday soared. But hours passed--one, two, half a dozen--as they huddled in wet sneakers in the carcass of their downed helicopter. Temperatures dropped below freezing. Then, in the distance, William McIntyre, 40, of Placentia heard what sounded like another helicopter crashing: the wrenching sound of grinding metal and debris.
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NEWS
September 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
A hovering Coast Guard helicopter hoisted five tourists, all of them Californians, and their pilot off a glacier Saturday after they spent part of a blustery night huddled in a makeshift igloo. None of the six people suffered major injuries, said Steve Lewis, the head of a search team that packed tents, food and cold-weather survival gear through blowing snow to help the tourists make it through the night.
NEWS
September 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
A hovering Coast Guard helicopter hoisted five tourists, all of them Californians, and their pilot off a glacier Saturday after they spent part of a blustery night huddled in a makeshift igloo. None of the six people suffered major injuries, said Steve Lewis, the head of a search team that packed tents, food and cold-weather survival gear through blowing snow to help the tourists make it through the night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1999 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Orange County residents survived a blustery night in a makeshift igloo atop an Alaskan glacier after their helicopter crashed, along with two other helicopters attempting to rescue them. William McIntyre, 72, of Irvine, his son William McIntyre, 40, of Placentia, and Deborah Morgan, 42, also of Placentia, took the ill-fated helicopter tour while on an Alaskan cruise. They were stranded, along with at least 13 others, for nearly 24 hours on Herbert Glacier, about 20 miles north of Juneau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1999 | JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With each sweeping pass of a rescue helicopter, the hopes of three Orange County tourists stranded atop an Alaskan glacier Friday soared. But hours passed--one, two, half a dozen--as they huddled in wet sneakers in the carcass of their downed helicopter. Temperatures dropped below freezing. Then, in the distance, William McIntyre, 40, of Placentia heard what sounded like another helicopter crashing: the wrenching sound of grinding metal and debris.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1999 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Orange County residents survived a blustery night in a makeshift igloo atop an Alaskan glacier after their helicopter crashed, along with two other helicopters attempting to rescue them. William McIntyre, 72, of Irvine, his son William McIntyre, 40, of Placentia, and Deborah Morgan, 42, also of Placentia, took the ill-fated helicopter tour while on an Alaskan cruise. They were stranded, along with at least 13 others, for nearly 24 hours on Herbert Glacier, about 20 miles north of Juneau.
NEWS
June 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
A sightseeing helicopter crashed into a glacier Wednesday, killing all seven people aboard. The helicopter went down with six tourists and a pilot near Herbert Glacier, 20 miles north of the popular tourist destination of Juneau. The cause had yet to be determined. "It appears as though they flew into the glacier," said Greg Wilkinson, a spokesman for Alaska State Troopers. The weather was cloudy in Juneau, and fog was also present.
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