August 9, 2012 | Volume XLII Number 32

Air Excursion crash kills pilot

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of crash that killed an Air Excursions pilot on a flight from Juneau bound for Gustavus on the morning of Aug. 2.

Kevin Murray, 56, of Chelan, Wash. died at the crash site near Howard Bay, about 25 miles west of Juneau. There were no passengers on board. An autopsy was conducted early this week.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers coordinated a search.