ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers have identified the men involved in a fatal small-plane crash Sunday afternoon near Beluga Lake. Anchorage resident Timothy Hudok, 45, was killed in the crash while 44-year-old Robert Goodwill of North Carolina was seriously injured.
Officials say the Cessna 150 with tail number N66268, which was registered to Hudok, crashed roughly three miles west of the lake, about 50 miles west of Anchorage.
Relatives of the men notified authorities that the plane was overdue Sunday, and a rescue beacon aboard the plane indicated that it was near Beluga Lake. Alaska State Troopers’ Helo-1 was asked to search the area at about 10 p.m., finding the crash site at about 11:40 p.m.
Goodwill has been taken to an area hospital, while Hudok’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy.