-Prince William Sound, AK
The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that one of the three people involved in Tuesday's plane crash near Cascade Bay has died.
The victim has been identified as 75-year-old William Resinger of Palmer.
An initial investigation revealed that the pilot, 56-year-old Scott Johannes of Wasilla, attempted to land in Cascade Bay when the plane crashed into the water, causing the aircraft to overturn. Johannes and an unidentified passenger managed to escape the aircraft, but Resinger was trapped inside. He was later extracted and life saving measures were unsuccessful.
The NTSB and FAA are still investigating the incident and a preliminary report is expected in the coming weeks.
Just after 2 p.m. today the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska Air National Guard responded to a downed Cessna A185F near Cascade Bay, 20 miles southwest of Valdez.
Four good Samaritan vessels arrived on scene and recovered all three people aboard. Two of the three passengers were taken by a rescue helicopter to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, while the third was transported by the Coast Guard to emergency services in Whittier.
The extent of their injuries along with cause of the crash are unknown at this time.
We will keep you updated on this developing story.
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