Communications lag rattles relatives after Alaska crash

Rowland Cheney of Lodi, California, was one of nine victims in a sightseeing plane crash in Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers originally identified the 71-year-old man as Hal Cheney.

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down Thursday in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan in southeast Alaska. The shore excursion was sold through Holland America.

Eight passengers from the Holland America Line ship Westerdam and a pilot died.

The other victims are Mary Doucette, 59, of Lodi; Glenda Cambiaso, 31, and Hugo Cambiaso, 65, of North Potomac, Maryland; June Kranenburg, 73, and Leonard Kranenburg, 63, of Medford, Oregon; Margie Apodaca, 63, and Raymond Apodaca, 70, of Sparks, Nevada; and the pilot, Bryan Krill, 64, of Hope, Idaho.