Responders recover remains of 4 killed in Alaska plane crash

Smoke from a Goat Mountain plane crash that occurred on Sunday visible from Girdwood (Photo courtesy Billy Adams)
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ANCHORAGE (AP) - The bodies of four people who died in a plane crash in Alaska have been recovered from mountainous terrain overlooking a glacier.

State Troopers spokesman Ken Marsh says the remains were recovered Tuesday evening, and sent to the state medical examiner's office. They have not been identified.

The Piper PA-22 crashed Sunday on Goat Mountain, south of Anchorage.

Marsh says the bodies were recovered near the top of a ridge at about the 5,000-foot (1,525-meter) elevation that overlooks Eagle Glacier. Marsh says the area is described as very steep and rocky.

Marsh says the wreckage was incinerated in a fire after the crash.

Authorities say the plane crashed under unknown circumstances after leaving Girdwood, Alaska.

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