ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police have identified the two people killed in a crash at Merrill Field shortly before 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
According to APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro, the two victims of the crash were Robert Lilly, 31, and Jessi Nelsen, 27. Their next of kin have been notified.
National Transportation Safety Board inspectors were at the scene of the Cessna 150L's crash Sunday, with investigator Josh Cawthra saying an air traffic controller at Merrill Field had cleared the plane to land on runway 25, before the aircraft aborted its approach for a "go-around" to reattempt the landing. The crash occurred during that second attempt.
George LaMoreaux was on the airfield at the time of the crash. LaMoreaux and two other men hurdled the fence and attempted to save the victims before emergency responders arrived, he said.