Two Australians killed in Alaska air crash

By REUTERS
July 20, 2012 06:50




ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two visitors from Australia were killed in a fiery small plane crash in Alaska's interior, the Alaska State Troopers said on Thursday.

The Piper PA32 crashed on Wednesday about 39 miles (63 km) north of Fairbanks, the troopers said. Searchers alerted to the plane's emergency located its burning wreckage late in the day and confirmed that both people aboard the plane were killed.

The victims were identified as pilot Stephen Knight, 64, and Gillian Knight, 60, both of Queensland.

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