Pilot dies in plane crash near Tyonek

Posted: Friday, February 29, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Officials have released the identity of a pilot killed in a crash near the village of Tyonek.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says 49-year-old Daniel Salmon of Igiugig was transported after the Wednesday crash to an Anchorage hospital, where he died.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator has flown to the scene, and Peters say the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Tyonek is on the northwest shore of Cook Inlet about 43 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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