Victims identified in fatal Cantwell plane crash, pilot posted viral video weeks ago
June 30, 2013
Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the victims who perished in a plane crash near Cantwell on Friday. The pilot was the same man who had only weeks before posted a viral, first-hand video of an engine-out, emergency landing that he walked away from last summer.
The victims of Friday's crash have been identified as pilot Dale Hemman, 61, of Steilacoom, Wash., and passengers John Ellenberg, 74, of Greenville, S.C, and Laurie Buckner, 52, of Simpsonville, S.C. Their remains were recovered from the plane crash on Friday, and the next of kin have been notified.
Hemman was the director of operations at Letís Fly Alaska, a flight-seeing company that organizes sight-seeing squadrons in which visitors can fly their own airplanes across remote parts of Alaska and Canada. Group participants are required to have a valid pilot's license, and the company recommends having 200 hours of flying experience.
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