Remains Recovered from Fatal Sunday Crash at Soldotna Airport

Posted: July 8, 2013 at 5:48 am

The Alaska State Troopers have confirmed that all the remains from the 10-confirmed fatalities from yesterday’s air craft crash at the Soldotna Airport have been recovered and sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for autopsy and positive identification.

Weather at the time of the crash was reported to be cloudy with a light wind.

Clint Johnson, chief of the NTSB Office in Anchorage, said a de Havilland Otter was departing with nine passengers and one pilot.

The KSRM News Department has learned that the plane was operated by  Rediske Air out of Nikiski, and was being flown by Willy Rediske of Nikiski.

Sunday  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.

The NTSB is continuing to investigate this crash.

 

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