The Federal Aviation Administration told the network the crash resulted in a single fatality. Eugene Peltola was the regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Alaska, Politico reported. Peltola was controversially elected last November during her state’s first ranked-choice voting election since the death of long-serving GOP congressman Don Young. Young represented the state in the House from 1973 until he died aboard a flight in March of last year. Young replaced former Rep. Nick Begich, who went missing in 1972 and was presumed to have died in an airplane crash. No wreckage was ever found, nor were the congressman’s remains. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy will hold a virtual media availability today at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the investigation of the St. Mary’s, Alaska plane crash. Media wishing to attend should RSVP to [email protected] pic.twitter.com/c6aer9jKQn— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) September 13, 2023