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Wed August 24, 2011

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Anchorage, Alaska – Body of plane crash victim washes ashore

(Information in the following story is from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The body of one of the two men aboard a plane that washed ashore last week east of Cordova has been recovered.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Tuesday that the body of 59-year-old John S. Dick of Tulsa, Okla., came ashore Sunday on the coastline of the Gulf of Alaska.

KTUU reports that Dick and 68-year-old pilot Richard Stolftzfus of Cordova were on a small plane that apparently crashed on takeoff from the mouth of the river. The men were part of a larger group, and were collecting ice chunks for a cooler. Troopers say they crashed when returning to the cabin.

The plane was spotted Aug. 16, and both men were presumed dead. Troopers and volunteers continue an aerial search for Stolftzfus' body.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.