Three bodies were found on the Iditarod route in Anchorage, Alaska yesterday. On March 5, Huffington Post reported that the bodies of two adults and one child were found after a small airplane crash near the Iditarod Trail Dog Race. According to a spokesperson, the plane was heading to Takotna -- two of the passengers (believed to be a mother and a daughter) were set to volunteer at the race.
"Pilot Ted Smith, 59, Carolyn Sorvoja, 48, and Rosemarie Sorvoja, 10, died in the crash near Rainy Pass. All were from Eagle River, a community on Anchorage's north side. They had left Anchorage on Monday morning bound for Takotna," Huff Post reported.
The bodies were found on the Iditarod route after the Cessna 182 crashed and was found several hours later. After the plane didn't land at the scheduled time of 4:00 p.m., The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center launched a search. The pilot was very experienced according to Kalei Brooks, spokeswoman for the Alaska National Guard but he did not file a flight plan.
Details of exactly what happened to the Cessna plane are unknown at this time. The three bodies that were recovered were said to be the only three on board the flight. They have been taken to the coroner's office for autopsies.
The three bodies were found on the Iditarod route just after 10:00 a.m. on March 5.
© Effie Orfanides 2013