NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Soldotna Crash

Federal investigators have released their preliminary report on a the July 7th plane crash in Soldotna that killed all 10 on board, saying no flight plan was filed.

The National Transportation Safety Board report released the report, contains few new details about the July 7th crash.

The de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Rediske Air crashed and burned after taking off from the Soldotna airport, en route to a lodge located in Chinitna Bay, approximately 90 miles southwest of Soldotna.

Peter Knudson with the NTSB said that the final report is expected to be released 12 to 18 months after the crash.

Killed in the crash were the pilot, Willie Rediske of Nikiski, and two vacationing families from Greenville, S.C.: Melet and Kimberly Antonakos and their three children; and Chris and Stacey McManus and their two teenage children.

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