- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say the pilot of a sightseeing plane that crashed in southeast Alaska was from Idaho. All nine people aboard the plane died.

Tentatively identified late Friday as the pilot was 64-year-old Bryan Krill of Hope, Idaho.

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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