Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
alaska_planecrash.jpg
National Transportation and Safety Board go-team members examine the remains of an aircraft wreck on Monday, July 8, 2013 in Soldotna, Alaska. The de Havilland DHC3 Otter crashed and burned Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the airport in Soldotna, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. The plane had just taken off and apparently was en route to a fishing lodge, according to National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson. All ten people aboard were killed. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Pieces of an air taxi that crashed in Alaska, killing 10, have been sent to Washington D.C. and Phoenix.

The Anchorage Daily News reported the plane parts will be analyzed as National Transportation Safety Board investigators try to determine the cause of the July 7 crash in Soldotna, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.

National Transportation Safety Board said the plane parts will be analyzed as investigators try to determine the cause of the July 7 crash in Soldotna, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The engine was produced by Honeywell Aerospace, which has headquarters in metro Phoenix.

The de Havilland DHC 3 Otter operated by Rediske Air had just taken off when it went down.

All on board were killed, including the pilot Walter "Willie" Rediske.

The passengers were two South Carolina families on vacation together. They were Melet and Kimberly Antonakos and their children, 16-year-old Olivia, 14-year-old Mills and 11-year-old Anastacia and Chris and Stacey and their children, 17-year-old Meghan and 15-year-old Connor.

Both families lived in Greenville, S.C.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: