EMMONAK, Alaska - The pilot of an air taxi spent a night in the cold after a crash landing outside the village of Emmonak, a village at the mouth of the Yukon River 10 miles from the Bering Sea.
Alaska State Troopers say a Grant Aviation flight with only the pilot on board crashed Saturday about 4.1 miles south of the village. Troopers took a call on the crash at 7:30 p.m.
Investigators say pilot Cody McCall experienced mechanical problems and was forced to make an emergency landing. He was not injured.
Foul weather and dangerous conditions on the Yukon prevented a rescue effort until Sunday. Two boat crews sent from Emmonak picked McCall up at about 1 p.m.