July 29-The 27-year-old Hawaii resident was one of two people who died in a Cessna plane crash in Alaska on Monday.
According to the Alaska Department of Public Security, the resident was identified as a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant and Anchorage’s 23-year-old Dakota border Mackenaviera.
Anchorage Daily News reported that Border was a flight instructor at the Angel Aviation Flight School, which was conducting a discovery flight with a future student, the VIERA TV, at the time of the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that the in-flight single-engine Cessna 172 crashed in the Upper Eagle River Valley.
Alaskan State soldiers reported being notified of the delinquency of the Cessna 172 leaving Anchorage Airport at around 8:09 pm on Monday. “The aircraft was thought to have climbed from Nick River Valley to Nick Glacier and Lake George before heading to Chugatch State Park,” state police said in a statement.
By 10:45 pm, the Good Samaritan had found the wreckage in the steep mountains of the Eagle River Valley. The bodies of Vierra and Bauder were recovered from the crash site on Tuesday.
In today’s statement, Robin Sparling, Hawaiian Airlines’ Vice President of In-flight Services, said McKenna had been working as an airline flight attendant since November 2016.
“We remember her beautiful smile, amazing personality, and unwavering faith. Our hearts are with McKenna’s family during this sad and difficult time,” Sparring said.
The cause of the fatal crash was not immediately apparent. Investigate by FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.