Two airplanes collided mid-air, killing 7 people in Alaska including a state representative
- Two planes collided mid-air in
Alaskaon Friday, killing all 7 people who were on board on both, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
- The Alaska DPS reported Alaska state representative Gary Knopp was the sole occupant of one plane, and six people were on the other aircraft.
Mike Dunleavyand First Lady Rose Newlin expressed condolences to Rep. Knopp and his family and ordered the US flag and Alaska state flag to be flown at half-staff until August 3rd.
Two planes collided mid-air in Alaska on Friday, killing 7 people, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
According to the Alaska DPS report, six people died at the scene of the
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Newlin expressed condolences to Rep. Knopp, who he called a "skilled pilot" in a tweet Friday, as well as to his Knopp's family. He also ordered the US and Alaska state flag to fly at half-staff until August 3rd.
The Alaska DPS said that the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation into the collision.
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