Glacier Bay National Park, AK Chartered Plane Crash, Aug 1991


Juneau, Alaska (AP) -- Searchers on Thursday found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into a mountain on the edge of Glacier Bay National Park, killing all six people aboard.
The plane crashed Wednesday night at the 4,000-foot elevation in narrow Excursion Pass on the park's eastern edge, state police said.
A pilot in the search team spotted the charred wreckage early Thursday, said park superintendent Marvin Jensen.
The Piper Cherokee had been chartered from Haines Airways, and the pilot, BARBARA SHALLCROSS, 53, of Haines, was one of the airline's owners, said Midge Stokely, an employee of the airline.
All the passengers were employees of Glacier Bay Lodge and the national park, said Bob Biersdorf, lodge president.
The remote crash site is 24 miles northwest of Juneau and 12 miles northeast of Gustavus in southeast Alaska. The plane had been flying from Gustavus to Haines.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

Intelligencer Doylestown Pennsylvania 1991-08-16