Pilot’s body recovered from crash site on Whittier mountainside

A pilot's body was recovered on Sunday from the wreckage of an airplane crash near Whittier, an official said.

The student pilot had been flying solo down to Valdez, where he was planning to keep the Piper PA 28-180 single engine airplane for the summer, when the accident occurred, said Noreen Price, aviation accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska Region.

The pilot took off from Anchorage's Merrill Field around 9:05 a.m. on Saturday, Price...

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