The names of the three people on board a plane that crashed near Cooper Landing Friday night have been released.

Medevac Alaska said Sunday evening their crew members Maddox Burts and Robert Cartner were aboard the flight. Burts is from Fairhope, Alabama and Cartner is from Concord, North Carolina, a spokesperson confirmed Monday evening.

According to a statement from a Security Aviation representative, Glen Morthorpe was the pilot of the plane. The representative says Morthrope was one of their most experienced pilots.

The three people on board the fatal Security Aviation crash were pilot Glen Morthorpe and Medevac Alaska crew members Robert Cartner and Maddox Burts. (Photos courtesy: Security Aviation, Medevac Alaska)

"Glen was a true pioneer in Alaska’s aviation community, and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends," the statement reads. "We are grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from members of the aviation and business community, as well as everyday Alaskans, all of whom have been incredibly generous with their offers of sympathy and prayers.”

Alaska State Troopers say the remains of all three were recovered Sunday afternoon and transported to the state medical examiner for positive identification.

According to AST spokesperson Ken Marsh, Soldotna dispatchers first got reports of the crash just after 7 p.m. Friday. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center flew over the site but Marsh says weather kept anyone from searching from the ground right away.

Crews coordinated efforts to reach the crash site Saturday morning. Marsh confirmed the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group arrived at the site Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. 

Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for FAA's Pacific division, wrote in an email Saturday evening that Security Aviation was operating the twin-engine Piper PA-31. It was scheduled to fly from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Seward Airport, but crashed about 15 miles west of Quartz Creek Airport. Gregor says the plane burned after crashing.

Security Aviation. (Dave Leval / KTVA)

Security Aviation said Saturday it had a flight Friday night scheduled to go from Anchorage to Seward carrying three people that was overdue to its destination. The charter company said in a Facebook post that they have suspended all operations until further notice.

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The NTSB is the lead investigating agency. 

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