Weather continues to hamper recovery

July 29, 2011 

JUNEAU -- Authorities are still awaiting a break in weather to recover the remains of a couple killed in a plane crash near Juneau on Sunday.

An Alaska State Troopers' spokeswoman, Beth Ipsen, said authorities didn't attempt to recover the bodies Friday. Weather in the area has been rainy and overcast, with low hanging clouds; a low cloud ceiling has precluded use of aircraft to reach the crash site on Douglas Island.

Ipsen said authorities will try this weekend if there's a break in the weather. She said it's not feasible to conduct recovery with ground crews because of the elevation and terrain.

A Cessna 182 was en route from Hoonah to Juneau when it disappeared Sunday morning. Troopers said the victims are believed to be Charles Luck and Liping Tang-Luck, of Anchorage.

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