March 14, 2012 - Vancouver, BC - Heatherdale Resources Ltd. ("Heatherdale" or the "Company") (TSXV: HTR) announces that a small plane transporting personnel during a crew change from its Niblack Project crashed near the site on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska on March 13. A pilot and one person from site were on the plane when it crashed. Both were able to get out of the plane unassisted and were transported to hospital in Ketchikan, and then Seattle where they are under treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
President and CEO Patrick Smith said, "We are extremely grateful that the pilot and our employee were quickly rescued and are expected to recover following treatment. We would like thank the crew of the Niblack site boat and contracted POWTEC employees, the Coast Guard, Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, Temsco Helicopters and State Troopers and others that responded to assist in the rescue and transportation efforts."
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