ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska State Troopers say a badly damaged light plane has washed ashore on the Gulf of Alaska coast and the two men believed to have been aboard are missing and presumed dead.
Troopers tell the Anchorage Daily News that a wildlife trooper on routine aerial patrol spotted the Piper Super Cub on Tuesday about 90 miles east of Cordova. The trooper landed but was unable to locate anyone in or near the plane.
Oklahoma resident John Dick when the airplane crashed. The men were both in their 60s.
They were part of a five-person group staying at a cabin about 25 miles from the crashed plane. Troopers say the two had gone to the mouth of the Seal River to collect pieces of iceberg for their cooler. Observations at the site indicate the plane had just taken off when it crashed.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.