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Press Release | May 5, 2023

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues 2 downed aircraft survivors near Greenville, NC

Coast Guard 5th District


PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two adult survivors from a downed aircraft Friday near Greenville, North Carolina.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a call from Pitt County reporting a plane crash near the Tar River by the Pitt-Greenville Airport and requested Coast Guard assistance. The watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the survivors and took them to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.