Monday 26 September 2016

Alaska plane crash victims named

Published 27/06/2015 | 06:56

The sightseeing plane crashed in the US state of Alaska
The sightseeing plane crashed in the US state of Alaska

The nine people killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in south-east Alaska have been identified.

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The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down on Thursday in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan.

A recovery crew reached the remote site yesterday.

The victims have been tentatively identified as 71-year-old Hal Cheney and 59-year-old Mary Doucette of Lodi, California; 31-year-old Glenda Cambiaso and 65-year-old Hugo Cambiaso of North Potomac, Maryland; 73-year-old June Kranenburg and 63-year-old Leonard Kranenburg of Medford, Oregon; 63-year-old Margie Apodaca and 70-year-old Raymond Apodaca of Sparks, Nevada; and the pilot, 64-year-old Bryan Krill of Hope, Idaho.

The state medical examiner's office will determine positive identifications.

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