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State flags to be lowered to honor pilot, trooper

Posted: April 3, 2013 - 12:01am

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered when memorial services are held for a pilot and trooper killed in a helicopter crash.

The flags will be lowered on the days memorials are held for Trooper Tage Toll and pilot Mel Nading. Neither memorial has yet been scheduled.

They died when the helicopter crashed Saturday near Talkeetna. Also killed was Carl Ober of Talkeetna.

Ober was injured in a snowmachine accident. The helicopter crashed shortly after picking him up, and when it was en route to meet an ambulance at a Talkeetna gas station.

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