The two people killed in a Chitina plane crash have been identified by Alaska State Troopers

Published: Feb. 6, 2021 at 6:46 PM AKST|Updated: Feb. 11, 2021 at 10:14 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the two people killed in a plane crash in Chitina.

Troopers say the two were 45-year-old pilot Christopher Maize of Glennallen/Anchorage and 36-year-old Andrew Broders of Washington.

On Saturday, AST successfully recovered the bodies of those who died in a Feb. 4 plane crash near Chitina.

According to a release from AST, troopers and National Park Service Rangers arrived at the crash site at noon Saturday after constructing a landing zone and documenting the crash site the day before. The flight was carrying two people, and according to National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson, it was also carrying mail bound for McCarthy. While the investigation is ongoing, Johnson said early findings indicate the plane may have broken up in mid-air.

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