Four Alaskans Killed in Plane Crash
Four people were found dead after an Alaska airplane accident on Wednesday.
Details about the Fatal Airplane Accident
Multiple sources are reporting that the bodies of four people who were killed in a small airplane crash that happened on Wednesday in which the plane burst into flames were recovered in a heavily wooded area just north of Anchorage, according to officials.
The crash happened shortly after takeoff from the Birchwood Airport, a small plane facility which is about 20 miles north of Anchorage at about 9 a.m., according to police.
An investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board said that the fire destroys a lot of evidence that can be used to figure out the circumstances of the accident. The victims in the accident have been identified as 64-year-old George Kobelnyk, 20-year-old Christian Bohrer, 36-year-old Sarah Glaves, and 27-year-old Kyle Braun.
The accident initially created concern for wildfire, but the flames were immediately contained to the location of the accident.
Important Information about General Aviation Accidents:
- In 2013, there were a total of 259 general aviation fatalities.
- During the same year, there were a total of about 1 casualty for every 100,000 hours flown.
- The number one cause of general aviation accidents in loss of control of the aircraft inflight.