Crews Respond to Fatal Accident at Soldotna Airport

Posted: July 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

This morning, at roughly 11:20am, the Soldotna Police Department received a report of a plane crash at the Soldotna Airport located down Funny River road. Crews with the Soldotna Police Department, Fire and Medic personnel with CES and the Alaska State Troopers responded.

The fixed-wing aircraft was located fully engulfed at the airport and the flames were put out by CES. There were no survivors located.

SPD officials said that it is unknown how many individuals were onboard the aircraft at the time of the crash.

First responders are attempting to remove the remains of the people that were on board as well as to identify the victims and notify family members. It is unknown if the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed.

No further information is available at this time.

The NTSB will investigate to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash.

The KSRM News Department has learned that the plane was operated by  Rediske Air out of Nikiski.

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5 Comments to “Crews Respond to Fatal Accident at Soldotna Airport”

  • concerned808 says:

    2 families 4 adults 5 children and 1 pilot :( terrible tragedy

  • Phyllis Martin says:

    Please let me know where you got your info. The pilot is a longtime family friend.

  • Chuck says:

    Dang sad story. Prayers to the families.

  • karen standifer says:

    Didn’t no the people in the crash….but this is so sad. Especially if there were children in the crash. Prayers going out for families.

  • Darrell says:

    The Rediskes are good people. Willie will be sorely missed. Heartfelt condolences to his wife, kids, family and business.