Stranded Air Taxi Occupants Flown from Glacier

A Denali National Park spokeswoman says a break in the weather has allowed the rescue of seven air taxi occupants stranded on Ruth Glacier since Tuesday.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- A Denali National Park spokeswoman says a break in the weather has allowed the rescue of seven air taxi occupants stranded on Ruth Glacier since Tuesday.


Park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin says another plane from Talkeetna Air Taxi was able to land early Friday near the company's stranded plane. Company owner Paul Roderick then flew the group of seven to national park headquarters.


The first aircraft landed Tuesday afternoon on the glacier due to deteriorating weather. High winds and snow have kept it there. Bad weather foiled repeated efforts to reach the site on Wednesday and Thursday.


The Park Service landed a helicopter 3 ½ miles away on Thursday, dropping off four rangers who hiked to the plane to help out.