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Small plane crashes
By Margie Wingren Hildre


August 29, 2007

We so appreciated your article regarding small plane crashes in SE Alaska. I wish it had gone back to the 50's. My uncle, Tom Gaffney flew for Ellis Airlines and lost his life, along with his passengers, on July 3rd, 1959. The plane went down in the Helm Bay area and it was a very long ordeal to wait for it to be found the morning of July 5th. To see the accident acknowleged in an article about SE small plane crashes would have acknowleged his place in history as a pilot in SE Alaska.

Thank you for all of your articles. We really enjoy bringing up Sitnews in the morning.


Margie Wingren Hildre
Ferndale, WA

Received August 29, 2007 - Published August 29, 2007


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