Search teams in a helicopter hoisted the four survivors from a mountainous area and transported them to a nearby hospital, he said.

The downed Cessna is just north of Point Howard near the intersection of the Lynn Canal and Icy Strait, Wadlow told Channel 2 News.

The woman who died in a plane crash in Alaska was the pilot of the aircraft and is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. JPD confirmed with the airline that one of their Cessna 207 planes, with tail number N62AK, was missing, and the name of the caller matched one of the names on Wings of Alaska’s records for the flight.

The Juneau Police Department said it received a 911 call from a person reporting to be involved in a plane crash.

Fariah was a pilot for Wings of Alaska, said Ronald.

Troopers identified the passengers as Juneau resident 57-year-old Humberto Herrera and his wife, 60-year-old Sandra Herrera, as well as 15-year-old Jose Vasquez of Puerto Rico and 64-year-old Ernestine Hanlon-Abel of Hoonah. Its services also include sightseeing trips and charters.

The Coast Guard says responders received an emergency beacon alert Friday afternoon.

Wings of Alaska flies scheduled passenger service to small southeast Alaska communities.

The plane, Flight 202, was traveling from Juneau to Hoonah. The company said on its website that the plane had been involved in an accident.

Police informed multiple rescue agencies, including the Coast Guard, which sent a large search and rescue helicopter to look for the crash site.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by the NTSB, the Guard said.

-Check back for updates on this developing story.