- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska authorities have released the names of two pilots who died in a weekend crash of a commercial flight in southwest Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers say 43-year-old Timothy Cline of Homer and 29-year-old Drew Welty of Anchorage were killed Sunday in the crash of a Cessna 208B operated by Hageland Aviation.

Also killed in the crash was 49-year-old passenger Louie John of Manokotak (man-oh-KOH’-tak). The men were the only three on board the aircraft.

The Cessna was on 70-mile flight to Togiak (TOH-gee-ak) from Quinhagak (KWIN-a-gahk) when it crashed on a mountainside 12 miles northwest of Togiak.

The crash site has been described by troopers as steep and challenging.

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