Alaska plane, 2 men missing since 2008 believed to be found

October 27, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wreckage found on Admiralty Island near Juneau has been identified as the remnants of a plane that crashed in 2008.

The tail number on the aircraft located Wednesday matches that of a Cessna 182 floatplane missing since Aug. 9, 2008, which went down with two people inside, Alaska State Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said.

The remains of two people were reported in the wreckage, but they’ve yet to be recovered and positively identified, DeSpain said.

A massive search was underway for 56-year-old Brian Andrews and 24-year-old Brandon Andrews when their plane crashed nine years ago.

The two men were flying from Juneau to Young Lake.

The wreckage was found about 15 miles southeast of Juneau, said Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief.

“The (missing-aircraft files) reside in our office, so when it’s found like this we pick up that file and the investigation continues,” Johnson said.

Troopers and a Safety Board investigator are hoping to examine the wreckage by Friday, KTVA reported .


Information from: KTVA-TV, http://www.ktva.com

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