Coast Guard Says Remains Of Missing Alaska Pilot Found

Searchers have found the remains of the pilot of a plane that went missing in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

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The Coast Guard says the man’s remains were recovered after being found Wednesday evening.

Responders say the wreckage of the man’s Cessna 180 were partially submerged off the coast of Culross Island.

Anchorage station KTUU reports the pilot’s family identified him as 53-year-old Dale Carlson of Wasilla.

The search was launched after the pilot reported engine trouble Tuesday afternoon near Perry Island, 60 miles southwest of Valdez. The Coast Guard says the pilot stated he might have to set the plane down.

The Coast Guard says searchers included Alaska State Troopers and the National Guard. The Coast Guard says responders searched for 27 hours in rough weather.