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RogerTheShrubber
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10 killed in Soldotna plane crash

Been a deadly year for air crashes in AK this year. If any of you have fished the Kenai or Russian, you have have flown out of there.

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Otter crashed at Soldotna airport. May have been tourists fishing the Kenai and Russian Rivers. Victims may have burned in the plane.

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For many Alaskans, flying across the state is common, exposing residents to a litany of hazards including treacherous mountain passes and volatile weather.

Alaska has already seen a several plane crashes this year, including a June 28 crash that killed a pilot and two passengers on a commercial tour in the Alaska Range.
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Cracker
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
couldnt tell if that was an old radial otter or a new turbine


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
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new turbine


Almost all, if not all Otters up here have been repowered. Beavers still run the old radial engines.

Here's vid and recording of a Beaver on floats crashing on Lake Hood, Anchorage.

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RogerTheShrubber
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
9 dead were tourists from S. Carolina who were going to Lake Clark NP for bear viewing.


Of the 12 tourists killed in place crashes this year in AK, 11 were from S. Carolina, on two different plane crashes. The other was from New Mexico.


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Boats n Hose
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
I watched a bunch of related videos of plane crashes after that one. I'm scared now


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
We've had 4 with one fatality within 100 miles of town. It's shaping up to be a bad year.

Not a lot of transportation options though.


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colorchangintiger
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
I was only about 4 miles from the crash. I've been up here fishing this past week. I've got some great pics and videos for y'all. I'll post them when I get back tomorrow.


slapahoe
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
anyone know what ever happened to the plane that crashed in Louisiana a few months ago in a neighborhood?


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RogerTheShrubber
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I was only about 4 miles from the crash. I've been up here fishing this past week.


Man, glad you didn't decide to fly that day. You never know.



colorchangintiger
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
We actually talked about it, but there was no chance we would have been on that plane.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
Where are you fishing? The Kenai?


CoastieGM
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
Betcha a coke and a candy bar that otter was overloaded.

I have lots and lots of hours riding in those things, and they just don't go down like that. The only thing I ever rode in that rivaled my sense of security in a twin otter was a C130.


RogerTheShrubber
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Betcha a coke and a candy bar that otter was overloaded.



That's my thought. Very experienced pilot but a loaded plane. Can't imagine what else it could be, unless it was engine failure on takeoff.


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colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
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re: 10 killed in Soldotna plane crash
Kenai and Kasilof area


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Jim Rockford
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Betcha a coke and a candy bar that otter was overloaded.
You should go to work for the NTSB

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