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Heather Hulsey, Caleb Hulsey, Mackay Hulsey, Kirstin Wright, Gary Knopp, Gregory Bell, and David Rogers killed in mid-air plane collision reported near Soldotna, Alaska
A single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a twin-engine Piper Aztec were involved in the crash approximately two miles northeast of the airport at 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Troopers identified Rep. Gary Knopp, 67, of Kenai, as the sole occupant of one plane. The six from the other aircraft are identified as pilot Gregory Bell, 67, of Soldotna, guide David Rogers, 40, of Kansas; Caleb Hulsey, 26, Heather Hulsey, 25, Mackay Hulsey, 24, and Kirstin Wright, 23, all of South Carolina.