UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Three people died in the crash of a single-engine plane on Admiralty Island south of Juneau on Friday, according to Lance Ewers, a captain at Sitka Mountain Rescue. One survivor, whom Alaska State Troopers identified as 21-year-old Morgan Enright of Ketchikan, is being flown to a Juneau hospital for treatment. Troopers identified the victims as 60-year-old David Galla (the pilot), 61-year-old Greg Scheff and 57-year-old Thomas Siekawitch, all of Wrangell. Their families have been told of their deaths.
Four people were on the Sunrise Aviation Cessna 206, which was flying from Wrangell to Angoon, Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert said. It crashed in a snowy, mountainous area at an elevation of about 2,300 feet on the southeast end of the Island, Eggert said.
Sometime before 10 a.m. Friday, the plane’s emergency beacon went off, said Eggert, who did not immediately know the exact timing of the crash. ...