Alaska plane crash: 9 dead believed to be families from S.C.
By Los Angeles Times The nine unidentified passengers killed in a small plane crash in southern Alaska on Sunday were believed to be from South Carolina, police said Monday. The De Havilland DHC-3 Otter air taxi, which crashed near Soldotna, Alaska, was on its way to the Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay about 75 miles away, the lodge's co-owner, Mac McGahan, told the Los Angeles Times.