Detailed Accident Report

Back to accidents page

Date: 2016-02-27
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Glennallen, Chugach Mountains, near Nelchina Glacier
State: AK
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 killed

Shortly before noon on Saturday a 50-year-old snowmobiler was killed near the Eureka Lodge and south of the Nelchina Glacier. The victim's transceiver was turned on, but reportedly in his backpack, which was ripped from his body.

The initial report to the state troopers were 2 snowmobilers caught. The Alaska Dispatch News reported "Troopers responded by snowmachine and later by helicopter to reach the scene. The body of one of the snowmachiners was recovered by helicopter, troopers wrote in the dispatch. The person was identified in the dispatch only as a male." The paper added that "no one else was in need of medical attention."

Official Report
The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center will be compiling a report and a link will be provided. Some provisional details have been posted on the CAIC's national database -- avalanche.state.co.us

Media Report
www.adn.com

Posted Posted 29 February 2016 at 1230 MST