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
Received August 29, 2007 -
Published August 29, 2007
Fatal Plane Crashes Average One a Year;
Changing weather is the frequent cause - A Feature Story By DAVE KIFFER - The fatal
crashes of two floatplanes in the Ketchikan area this summer
is a sad reminder that local air travel can be a hazardous business.
Saturday - August 25, 2007
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