ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers tell iFIBER ONE News they assume but can’t confirm that the man who perished in an Alaska plane on Thursday is from the Wenatchee area.
On Friday, Alaska State Trooper Public Information Officer Ken Marsh told iFIBER ONE News that Wenatchee Police have notified the fatal victim’s family of his death. Alaska State Troopers have identified the victim as 38-year-old David Allan Oltman. According to Facebook, there is a David Allan Oltman who resides in Wenatchee.
Oltman’s death is making national headlines after a charter plane operated by Peninsula Airways went off the end of the runway at an airport in the Aleutian Islands on Thursday. Bound for the islands, the PenAir plane departed from Anchorage with 42 passengers on-board including 39 passengers and three crew members.
At about 5:40 p.m., the plane landed and went off the runway. 11 other people were hurt in the crash with injuries ranging from minor to critical.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.