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Alaska Plane Crash Preliminary Report Released

By | August 8, 2013 - 10:10 am

Investigators have released a preliminary report on a plane crash in Alaska that killed all 10 on board, saying no flight plan was filed.

The National Transportation Safety Board report released late Wednesday contains few new details about the July 7 crash in Soldotna.

The de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Rediske Air crashed and burned after taking off from the Soldotna airport, about 75 miles southeast of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson says a final report is expected to be released 12 to 18 months after the crash.

Killed in the crash were the pilot, Walter “Willie” Rediske, and two vacationing families from Greenville, S.C.: Melet and Kimberly Antonakos and their three children; and Chris and Stacey McManus and their two teenage children.

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