Troopers identify 4 who died in Goat Mountain plane crash
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Alaska State Troopers confirmed four bodies were recovered Tuesday evening from the plane wreckage on Goat Mountain.
Troopers confirmed the victims' identities in an online dispatch posted Friday, Aug. 16.
They are 31-year-old Charles Weimer of Girdwood, 60-year-old David Osborn of Girdwood, 55-year-old Karl Erickson of Girdwood and 37-year-old Paul Wiley of Superior, Arizona. Their families have been notified.
Alaska State Troopers say they received a report about a plane crash around 4:58 p.m. Sunday. Troopers said a rescue helicopter flew over the scene and confirmed there were no survivors.
The crash was outside of Girdwood on Goat Mountain near Eagle Glacier. According to troopers, the crash site is about 5,000 feet up the mountain.
According to the FAA, the aircraft was registered by a private pilot. The preliminary incident report says the plane crashed after take-off.
There were four people on board, including three passengers. Their identities are not known at this time.
AST is currently trying to get to the scene and assess the terrain to figure out how to remove the plane from the crash site.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane involved was a Piper PA-22. NTSB is investigating the crash.
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