COOPER LANDING, AK – Two Medevac Alaska employees were on the plane that crashed and burned near Cooper Landing on Friday. The news was confirmed by the air ambulance service Sunday afternoon.
Furthermore, reports of the crash came in around 7 p.m. on Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Ken Marsh. Additionally, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center flew over the crash site but were unable to search the grounds right away.
Apart from this, officials confirmed the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group arrived at the site Sunday. Moreover, the victims’ remains were recovered and taken to the state medical examiner in Anchorage to be identified.
According to a Facebook post issued by Medevac Alaska, the crew members aboard the plane were Robert Cartner and Maddox Burts.
Additionally, the post further expressed the kind of employees the two were and what they meant to the company. Also adding that the men not only made the company better but made their team members better people as well.
It should be noted that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are looking into the crash.
As stated by FAA public affairs manager Ian Gregor, Security Aviation was working the twin-engine Piper PA-31.
Initially, the plane was slated to fly from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Seward Airport. However, according to Security Aviation it was overdue. The plane was about 15 miles west of Quartz Creek Airport before it crashed.
All operations have been suspended until further notice.