JUNEAU, AK, U.S.A.
GUARDIAN FLIGHT ALASKA
01/29/2019, NEAR KAKE, AK
On January 29th, 2019, the world flipped upside down when the call came in from the Alaskan State Troopers that medevac flight N13LY went missing from the radar en route to Kake. The flight included, among other Guardian Flight staff, Margaret Langston flight paramedic, loving mother and loving wife. Margaret wanted to get so many things accomplished in her years ahead.
Hundreds of people braved frigid conditions to pay their respects to those who were on board the flight to Kake. “Margaret was special to us, as apparently she was to you guys too, to see this crowd,” Gene, Margaret’s father explained.
“It’s a small community and I think it’s so important that everyone’s coming together, and it’s so healing,” Katie Kowalchuk, a Juneau resident, said.
Flight Paramedic Margaret Langston, 43, said a vigil attendee: “The words ‘selfless’ and ‘kind’ do not do justice to describe Margaret. She was a patient and tender spirit that you just always wanted to be around.”
“Words cannot express our sadness at the loss of our dear Maggie—wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and dear friend. We also extend our deepest gratitude for all who have searched for Margaret. We know Margaret touched lives across the entire country. We are grateful for all of the support.” The family of Margaret Langston