Troopers: 3 dead in plane crash on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say three people were killed when a small plane crashed on land near a bay on the Kenai Peninsula.
Troopers spokesman Ken Marsh says the crash occurred Friday night in Little Johnstone Bay, about 30 miles southeast of the community of Seward.
Troopers identified the pilot as 63-year-old Kem Sibbitt of Fairbanks. The identities of the two passengers were not immediately released. All three bodies were recovered Saturday.
Marsh didn't know the purpose of the flight in the Helio Courier aircraft, but he said it was a private plane.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Residents near the state capitol are concerned ahead of upcoming demonstrations
Baker opens up drive-thru style vaccine clinic for eligible seniors
More unemployment complaints fill On Your Side inbox; La. reports thousands more...
Southeastern Lions hit the "spring" practice field
Newly-selected EBR superintendent already visiting campuses, preparing for job