Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
 / Updated 
By Phil Helsel

Alaska state troopers on Saturday identified three people killed in a plane crash on Admiralty Island south of Juneau and said their bodies have been recovered from the wreckage.

Pilot David Galla, 60, of Wrangell, and passengers Greg Scheff, 61, and Thomas Siekawitch, 57, also of Wrangell, were killed in the crash Friday evening, Alaska State Troopers said.

One person survived the crash. Morgan Enright, 21 of Ketchikan, was in a hospital Saturday night, troopers said.

Authorities were notified at 10:22 a.m. Friday by Sunrise Aviation that a Cessna 206 was overdue, and the Coast Guard picked up its emergency transmitter. A helicopter team later found the wreckage in what was described as "steep terrain."

Enright was found at the crash site by the Sitka Mountain Rangers, and she was flown for treatment, NBC affiliate KTUU reported.

“It’s just an amazing story of survival," rescue group captain Lane Ewers told the station.

The plane was headed from Wrangell to Angoon, the Coast Guard said, and the crash site is about 20 miles southeast of Angoon.

Enright was heading to Angoon, a Tlingit village, to work on a ferry terminal project, her family told the station.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.