Three bodies found on Iditarod route is making top news headlines this week, as Yahoo! News reported this Tuesday, March 5, that the bodies of one young girl and two adults were discovered in the remains of a small airplane crash that took place on Monday, only a short distance from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race route.
With the headline, “3 bodies found in wreckage of Iditarod route”, sources report that Pilot Ted Smith, Carolyn Sorvoja, and young Rosemarie Sorvoja, age 10, died in the plane crash not far from Rainy Pass. The three hailed from Eagle River, a small community housed on the north side of Anchorage.
According to officials, the pilot and two passengers left Anchorage early on Monday for the small village of Takotna. The cause of the plane crash is not yet clear.
Family spokesman David Morris for the grieving Sorvoja family revealed that the Sorvojas were planning on traveling to the Takotna in order to volunteer for the upcoming race.
The Cessna 182 officially left Anchorage at roughly 10 a.m. but didn’t file an official flight plan.
Team rescuers confirmed no one survived, recovering the bodies and flying them back to Anchorage. Autopsies are to be scheduled in the near future.