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Possible historic aircraft accident debris discovered


JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Possible historic aircraft
accident debris has been discovered by military aircrew flying a routine
training mission June 10.

The debris was discovered at approximately 1 p.m. local time by Alaska Army
National Guardsmen flying a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in the Knik Glacier
area.  The aircrew conducted aerial surveillance of the site to ensure it
was aircraft debris before returning to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Material evidence and possible osseous materials were discovered at the

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Temporary Flight
Restriction around the area.  Civil aviators are asked to avoid flying near
or over the area as recovery personnel begin the initial stages of
investigating the site.  

The U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has been contacted and is
assessing the viability of a future recovery operation. Falling under the
U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), JPAC's mission is to conduct global search,
recovery, and laboratory operations in order to support the Department of
Defense's personnel accounting efforts.

More information will be released as it becomes available. 
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