Preliminary report released for deadly Johnstone Bay plane crash
The National Transportation Safety Board released the Preliminary report for the deadly plane crash near Johnstone Bay Southeast of Seward.
Three people died in the crash involving an Helio Courier H-250.
They were identified as
, from Michigan, and pilot Kem Sibbitt.
The NTSB report says Sibbitt volunteered to pick up the couple after they wanted to return to Seward early from a trip to Johnstone Bay.
But the air taxi company that was supposed to get them still had wheel-skis on and wasn't able to get them.
That’s when Sibbitt volunteered to pick them up using his personally owned plane.
Alaska State Troopers say the crash happened around 6 p.m. on June 21.
After further investigation,
www.ktuu.com/content/news/Michigan-couple-killed-in-plane-crash-purchased-property-on-Kenai-Peninsula-511758151.html”> Channel 2 learned the couple, from Michigan, had purchased property off of Johnstone Bay, according to property records.
Online property records show that Mike Timmer purchased a 4.68-acre plat on Little Johnstone Lake in 2017.