- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Three people escaped serious injury in a small plane crash near Port Alsworth.

Alaska State Troopers launched a state aircraft early Tuesday night after receiving a report of a personal locator beacon being activated 20 miles northwest of Port Alsworth.

Spotters found an overturned airplane with people standing nearby.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center picked up the pilot, 61-year-old Mark McNeill, and two passengers, 64-year-old Rocky McElveen and 24 year-old Talon Heying. All three declined medical treatment and were flown to Illiamna.

McNeill told troopers they were heading to Port Alsworth and ran out of fuel.

McNeill is from Oklahoma and the passengers are from California. Their hometowns were not immediately available.

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