Troopers recover body of pilot killed in weekend crash

May 14, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers have recovered the body of a pilot who died in a weekend airplane crash near Whittier.

The pilot’s name has not been released.

The Rescue Coordination Center late Saturday morning notified troopers that an emergency locator transmitter had been activated in the Whittier area.

Crews on RCC and Coast Guard helicopters found the crash site and confirmed the pilot was dead.

A trooper helicopter and members of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group reached the crash site Sunday morning and recovered the pilot’s body, which was released to the state medical examiner.

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