Married couple & brother-in-law among those killed in Monday's flightseeing crash


ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A married couple and the wife's brother are among those killed in Monday's devastating flightseeing crash that killed six people, and we're learning more about those who died in the crash.

The two planes, with a total of 16 people aboard, collided over George Inlet, about nine miles east of Ketchikan. Ten were rescued and are recovering.

Four of those survivors with more serious injuries were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Troopers named those killed Tuesday evening after the final two bodies were recovered.

The victims are:
Randy Sullivan, 46, a local from Ketchikan
Simon Body, 56, from New South Wales, Australia
Cassandra Webb, 62, of St. Louis, Missouri
Ryan Wilk, 38, from Utah and his wife Elsa Wilk, 37, from British Columbia, Canada
Louis Botha, 46, from San Diego, California

Alaska State Troopers say all families have been told about the deaths.

In an interview with KSL Newsradio, Ryan Wilk's sister, Shannon Wilk, said the family is "devastated."

"My brother was an amazing man, son, husband, brother and uncle," Shannon Wilk said.

According to Shannon Wilk, Louis Botha is Elsa Wilk's brother.

"We are completely devastated that we lost these three loved ones as well as the others and their families," Shannon Wilk said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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