JUNEAU, Alaska (AP/CBS13) — Alaska State Troopers have identified the six people killed in a sightseeing plane crash in Juneau on Thursday.
The deceased passengers include two people from California, two from Georgia and one from Illinois. The pilot was a 64-year-old from Washington state.READ MORE: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
Mark Henderson, 69, and Jacquelyn Komplin, 60, both of Napa were among those killed when the plane crashed as the pilot was returning the five passengers to Ketchikan from Misty Fjords National Monument.READ MORE: Fire Burning In Highway 160 Overpass Reveals Person Living Inside
Poor weather had hampered crews’ efforts to recover the bodies, but troopers and members of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad reached the crash site Saturday afternoon.
Family members of the dead have been notified, and the bodies are to be taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage.MORE NEWS: Rio Linda Crash Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
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