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Victims of floatplane accident identified

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska State Troopers have released the names of the six individuals who perished in Monday’s accident involving two floatplanes at George Inlet

One of the individuals, Randy Sullivan, 46, was a Ketchikan resident. Sullivan was the pilot of the Mountain Air Service de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver involved in the incident. Sullivan was a co-owner of the Ketchikan-based company, according to state business records.

Also identified by troopers were:

• Cassandra Webb, 62, of Saint Louis, Missouri.

• Simon Bodie, 56, of Tempe, New South Wales, Australia.

• Louis Botha, 46, of San Diego.

• Ryan Wilk, 39, of Utah.

• Elsa Wilk, 37, of Richmond, British Columbia.

Next of kin have been notified, according to the troopers dispatch posted at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday. The Canadian and Australian Consulates have been notified, also.

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board are in Ketchikan investigating the accident that also involved a de Havilland DHC-Otter operated by Taquan Air.

The NTSB is planning a press conference at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ketchikan, according to agency information.