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Utah man killed in Alaskan plane crash

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Emergency response crews transport an injured passenger to an ambulance at the George Inlet Lodge docks, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Ketchikan, Alaska. The passenger was from one of two sightseeing planes reported down in George Inlet early Monday afternoon and was dropped off by a U.S. Coast Guard 45-foot response boat. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

A 39-year-old man from Utah was killed in a plane crash in Alaska on Monday.

Ryan Wilk was among the six people who died after two sightseeing planes collided mid-air near Ketchikan, Alaska, according to a press release by the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

The other five victims were identified as follows:

  • Randy Sullivan, 46-year-old male, pilot, from Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Simon Bodie, 56-year-old male from Tempe, New South Wales, Australia
  • Cassandra Webb, 62-year-old female from Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Louis Botha, 46-year-old female, from San Diego, California
  • Elsa Wilk, 37-year-old female, from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

The victims' families have been notified, as well as Canadian and Australian Consulates, according to the press release.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.

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