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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday April 20th, 2016 :: 05:31 p.m. AKDT


CORRECTION - Victims identified in this morning's plane crash.

CORRECTION - George Kobelnyk was 64-years-old and not 54 as previously stated.


At 9:05 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, a plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Birchwood Airport.  There were a total of four people on board and no one survived.  The plane was piloted by 54-year-old George Kobelnyk and co-piloted by 20-year-old Christian Bohrer.  The two passengers were 36-year-old Sarah Glaves (04/07/80) and 27-year-old Kyle Braun.  Their next-of-kin have been notified.

Any additional information regarding the plane crash will be released by the FAA and/or NTSB.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Renee Oistad
Public Affairs

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