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1 killed, 1 injured in Alaska plane crash

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: July 6, 2016
  • Published June 27, 2011

Alaska State Troopers reported Monday morning that a plane had crashed near Triumverate Glacier in the area of Beluga Lake, about 55 miles west of Anchorage. According to the trooper dispatch, the 45-year-old pilot of the plane, Anchorage resident Timothy Hudok, had died, while his 44-year-old passenger -- identified as Robert Goodwill of North Carolina -- was "alive but with serious injuries." Goodwill was flown to an Anchorage hospital, while Hudok's body was also transported to Anchorage for an autopsy. The trooper report shows that a search effort began around 10 p.m. Sunday following a report that the plane was overdue at its destination, with the discovery of the downed plane coming shortly before midnight. The NTSB is currently investigating the crash. This marks the second plane crash in the area in the last 4 months, following the crash of Forest Service employee John Burick in March. That crash didn't result in any injuries after the plane nosed over while attempting a landing on Triumvirate Glacier, but Burick wasn't picked up until the day after his plane crashed.

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