The crash occurred near the Yup’ik village of Tuntutuliak – a community about 700 kilometers southwest of Anchorage. This comes from a message from the State Police Department (Alaska State Troopers).
The aircraft was operated by the local airline Yute Air, which is based in the hub of the remote region – the city of Bethel. The machine was traveling from Bethel to the village of Kipnuk.
The identity of the victims has not yet been released; the authorities first tried to notify their relatives.
Kenitzer wrote that an investigation into the causes of the accident will soon begin.
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