- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say two of the nine people killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in southeast Alaska were from Medford, Oregon.

Among the victims tentatively identified late Friday were 73-year-old June Kranenburg and 63-year-old Leonard Kranenburg of Medford.

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down Thursday in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan.

A recovery crew reached the remote site Friday.

The Alaska state medical examiner’s office will determine positive identifications.

Ketchikan-based airline Promech Air operated the shore excursion offered through Holland America Line. The eight passengers aboard the plane were traveling on the Westerdam on a seven-day cruise that had departed Seattle on June 20.

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