17:46 PM

Alaska Wing Launches Photo Mission Flights After Quake

2nd Lt. Jacob Baugh
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Alaska Wing

The Alaska Wing has launched three Civil Air Patrol Cessnas to photograph areas affected by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked Anchorage and surrounding areas earlier today.

The Alaska Joint Rescue Coordination Center activated the wing to assist in locating individuals in distress and to identify potential areas of focus for response by ground search and rescue teams.

The CAP planes’ aircrews are equipped with digital photographic equipment. The images they capture can be uploaded to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.