Body of missing Russian Mission pilot recovered from Yukon

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) – Searchers have recovered the body of a southwest Alaska pilot whose airplane crashed last week.

Alaska State Troopers say the body of say 31-year-old Kyle Stevens of Russian Mission was found Friday in the Yukon River.

Troopers used a sonar system mounted on a boat to find the body in about 20 feet of water.

Stevens on Oct. 16 left Russian Mission on a flight to Bethel and was reported overdue by pilot of a second airplane flying with him.

The second pilot reported heavy fog around the Russian Hills.

Searchers found Stevens’ maroon Cessna 205 in the Yukon River about 10 miles downriver from Russian Mission. The plane was towed to a bank.

Troopers say an autopsy is planned.

The post Body of missing Russian Mission pilot recovered from Yukon appeared first on Newstalk 750 – 103.7 KFQD.

SHARE

RELATED CONTENT

Man mistakes workers for burglars, faces assault charges Non-lethal munition ignites clothing of suspect in pickup Ex-hospital officials claim whistleblowing led to firing Air Force F-22 Raptor makes emergency landing in Alaska Groups plan new lawsuit over Fairbanks-area air pollution Aniak residents say new airport beacon is causing problems
Comments