Four Dead, One Missing And Presumed Dead In Denali Plane Crash

Sadness in Denali National Park as a sightseeing plane that crashed on Saturday. Here’s KTUU:

Four people on board the plane that crashed near Denali have been found and are confirmed to be dead. A fifth is still missing, though officials say they presume that person to be dead as well.

According to Katherine Belcher, spokesperson for Denali National Park, contact with the wreckage was made Monday morning, despite the treacherous area in which the plane crashed.

A National Park Service ranger was lowered down in a harness to the crash site, roughly 14 miles southwest of the summit of Denali in “extremely technical terrain” on a hanging glacier.

Condolences to the victims’ loved ones.