Rediske Air (Nikiski) de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter N93PC (msn 280) (above) crashed at Soldotna yesterday in Alaska. Nine passengers and the pilot were killed in the crash. Soldotna is located in the Kenai Peninsula about 75 miles from Anchorage.
Rediske Air was established in 1991. According to the company, “Rediske Air Inc. specializes in air transportation, site seeing, aircraft charters, plane charter and freight services. We provide services to Anchorage and Kenai, AK and the surrounding areas.”
Read the full report (and photo) from the Peninsula Clarion: CLICK HERE
The NTSB issued this statement:
The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to Alaska to investigate the crash of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter. The air taxi crashed at Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska, at 11:20 a.m. local time on Sunday July 7, 2013.
NTSB Senior Aviation Accident Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Earl F. Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman.
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N93PC is pictured at the Nikiski, Alaska base prior to the accident.
NTSB First Briefing on the crash: