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Updated Jul 18, 2013 - 9:54 am

Wreckage of Alaska plane crash sent to Phoenix for analysis

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Pieces of an air taxi that crashed in Alaska, killing
10, have been sent to Washington D.C. and Phoenix.

The Anchorage Daily News reported the plane parts will be
analyzed as National Transportation Safety Board investigators try to determine
the cause of the July 7 crash in Soldotna, about 75 miles southwest of
Anchorage.

National Transportation Safety Board said the plane parts will be analyzed
as investigators try to determine the cause of the July 7 crash in Soldotna,
about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.

The engine was produced by Honeywell Aerospace, which has headquarters in metro Phoenix.

The de Havilland DHC 3 Otter operated by Rediske Air had just taken off when it
went down.

All on board were killed, including the pilot Walter “Willie” Rediske.

The passengers were two South Carolina families on vacation together. They were
Melet and Kimberly Antonakos and their children, 16-year-old Olivia,
14-year-old Mills and 11-year-old Anastacia and Chris and Stacey and their children, 17-year-old Meghan and 15-year-old Connor.

Both families lived in Greenville, S.C.

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