Last night we were watching a movie, eating pizza with our friend Leah when she got a text message about a plane crash near St. Mary's. St. Mary's isn't technically part of our district any more (they are their own district) but we play each other in games and it's very close to Pitkas Point, which was part of our district up until last year (when they got too small to sustain a school).
The plane was headed from Bethel to Mountain Village (our district headquarters) which is just past St. Mary's. It had nine passengers and one pilot on board. Somehow things went wrong, and just four miles from St. Mary's runway the plane went down.
|KTUU News Link|
Our hometown news in Washington even had a blurb on the accident. It is devastating any time a plane crashes, but this was especially horrific because of the fact that it happened in our school district, and Terry was a pilot many people knew.
Our hearts are broken for the families and their loss.
It is a sad, sad day in rural Alaska.