Search Goes On for Missing Plane

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

The search continues at this hour for a missing floatplane in Katmai National Park and Preserve.

The single-engine de Havilland Beaver was carrying three National Park Service employees and its pilot.  The plane was last seen on Saturday afternoon, when it left Swikshak Lagoon headed for King Salmon.

The missing employees are Mason McLeod, 26, and two brothers, Neal Spradlin, 28; and Seth Spradlin, 20. The pilot is Marco Alletto, 47, from King Salmon.  The plane is operated by Branch River Air Service of King Salmon. John Quinley is the National Park Service spokesperson.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service: NPS cabin at Swikshak Bay. This is the cabin that is due to be replaced. The missing NPS crew was preparing a site for the new cabin and awaiting the arrival of cabin construction supplies.

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