Alaska plane crash

Alaska Plane Crash Victims Identified

The bodies of six people killed in an Alaska plane crash have been recovered and identified, including the body of a Mount Prospect woman.

Victims on Cruise Ship Excursion

The Alaska plane crash occurred on Thursday, August 5, 2021. The passengers were on an excursion off the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam when the plane crashed near the Misty Fjords National Monument in Ketchikan, AK.

The collision activated the plane’s emergency beacon, and a helicopter company later reported seeing wreckage on a ridgeline in the search area. By approximately 2:40 p.m., Coast Guard crew members found the wreckage of the Alaska plane crash.

A helicopter lowered two rescue swimmers to the site, who reported no survivors. Poor weather and worsening visibility hindered initial efforts to recover the bodies, but by Saturday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers and members of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad were able to make it to the site of the Alaska plane crash via a chartered Temsco helicopter.

Alaska Plane Crash Included Mount Prospect Woman

In all, six people died in the Alaska plane crash, including five passengers and the pilot. Among the passengers was 77-year-old Janet Kroll of Mount Prospect, IL. The other passengers were identified as 69-year-old Mark Henderson and 60-year-old Jacquelyn Komplin of Napa, CA, as well as 55-year-old Andrea McArthur and 20-year-old Rachel McArthur of Woodstock, GA. The pilot was 64-year-old Rolf Lanzendorfer of Cle Elum, WA.

The bodies of Janet Kroll and the other victims will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the Alaska plane crash. No personal injury attorneys representing the families of the deceased have announced lawsuits at this time.

Helping the Families of the Wrongfully Killed

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, particularly in the case of a national tragedy like the Alaska plane crash. While nothing can fill the void left by such a loss, GWC Injury Lawyers LLC is dedicated to helping the surviving families get the maximum compensation possible after a wrongful death.

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