Released: March 23, 2019
By: Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Director of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Lt. Col. Keenan Zerkel, will be available for media interviews today at 12:30 p.m. at the JBER Boniface Gate. He will answer questions regarding the suspension of active search effort for the overdue aircraft piloted by Tim Twohy.
Twohy, piloting a red and white Cessna 172, was reported overdue March 6. Despite extensive search efforts, no sign of the aircraft has been found.
Suspension is not a closure of the mission. A suspended search can resume if new information or clues are developed. All aspects of this mission were carefully considered and care was taken to not end the search prematurely.
Reporters should reference press releases with additional information that were distributed on March 12 and 22.
What: Media availability for interview
When: Today, March 23, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Boniface Gate Visitor’s Center parking lot, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Note: Media planning to attend must contact Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead at 727-1972. Please text or leave a voice message with name of news organization and reporter. Plan to meet at the Boniface gate visitor’s center at 12:30 p.m.
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505