Cessna 208

Wreckage of the Cessna 208. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

Wreckage of the Cessna 208. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

The National Transportation Safety Board has finished its on-scene investigation into the crash that killed two Hageland Aviation pilots Tuesday. Derrick Cedars of Bethel and Greggory McGee from Anchorage died in Tuesday’s crash.

The Cessna 208 went down in a willow patch near Three Step Mountain, 30 miles southeast of Bethel. A post crash fire destroyed the airplane and burned nearby bushes.

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NTSB Investigator Chris Shaver /  Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

NTSB Investigator Chris Shaver / Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The National Transportation Safety Board has sent an investigator to visit the scene of the plane crash that killed two pilots. KYUK’s Ben Matheson spoke with the investigator, Chris Shaver, when he arrived in Bethel.

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A Cessna 208 with two pilots on board has crashed outside of Bethel. Ravn Alaska spokesperson Steve Smith confirms the downed plane was a Hageland Aviation training flight with two pilots on board, and no passengers.

State Troopers say the plane was overdue just after six o’clock Tuesday and within the hour a local pilot reported seeing burning wreckage to troopers.
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