Ten Confirmed Dead in Soldotna Airport Crash

The investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that a total of  10 people were killed in a plane crash this morning at the Soldotna Airport.

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 reportedly being flown by Willy Rediske of Nikiski.

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.

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.

The NTSB is planning to investigate this crash.


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