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 - Couple Killed In Airplane Crash By Sentinel...
Couple Killed In Airplane Crash By Sentinel Stair Sitka residents George and Jackie Rossow were killed Sunday morning when their private plane crashed just north of Cape Edgecumbe oh Kruzof Island. -^^ , The first indication of the crash was noted at 10:51 sum. Sunday, when a passing boater reported to the Coast Guard Air Station that a fire was burning near Cape Edgecumbe, said Sitka police officer Jim Newman. The air station dispatched a helicopter to the scene and discovered the burning wreckage of the single engine ,Maule ML-4 aircraft. The crew determined that there were no survivors, extinguished die fiie, and returned to the air station to pick up a coroner to take to the site. There were no witnesses to the crash, the Coast Guard said. A National Transportation Safety Board Investigator was to be sent to Sitka today to 'conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash. The two bodies recovered from the were badly burned, and official sources declined to make positive identification pending post mortem examination. The pilot's body was sent Juneau for autopsy, (he police department said. The FAA said the pilot had filed a (visual flight rules) flight plan for local trip before taking off from the Airport Sunday morning. The crash site was about 15 miles west of airport. George Rossow operated a machine shop on Halibut Point Road the past months, and prior to that worked as a machinist for Alaska Pulp far 10 years, said a friend, Ross Jackie Rossow worked at Harry Race Pharmacy, where she had been employed for many years. The Ros- sows' youngest son, Chris, lived at home with his parents. North

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  1. Daily Sitka Sentinel,
  2. 13 Jul 1987, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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