A Cessna A185F Skywagon. This is not the plane that crashed. (Wikimedia Commons)

A Cessna A185F Skywagon. This is not the plane that crashed. (Wikimedia Commons)

Man dies in third fatal plane crash in eight days

The crash happened Tuesday in Prince William Sound.

ANCHORAGE — Authorities said a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound.

The death of William Resinger of Palmer marks the third fatal plane crash in aircraft-reliant Alaska in eight days. Altogether, nine people have died since a May 13 midair collision of two sightseeing planes killed six.

[Pilot and passenger identified in floatplane crash]

Alaska State Troopers said Resinger was among two passengers in a plane piloted by 56-year-old Scott Johannes of Wasilla when the crash occurred Tuesday during an attempted landing in Cascade Bay.

[Search concludes and death toll officially rises near Ketchikan]

The Coast Guard said good Samaritan rescuers picked up those on board the Cessna A185F Skywagon.

Troopers said Resinger was extricated, but lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

Johannes and the surviving passenger were flown to an Anchorage hospital. Their conditions were not disclosed.


• This is an Associated Press report.


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