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The Latest: Anchorage police ID 4 dead in plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Police have identified the four people killed when a small airplane crashed after taking off from an airport in suburban Anchorage.
Anchorage police in a release said the plane was piloted by 64-year-old George Kobelnyk and co-piloted by 20-year-old Christian Bohrer. Police earlier had listed Kobelnyk's age as 54.
Also killed were the two passengers: 36-year-old Sarah Glaves and 27-year-old Kyle Braun.
A police spokeswoman said no hometowns were available for the four.
They died when the airplane took off Wednesday from the Birchwood Airport, a small plane facility about 20 miles north of downtown Anchorage. The plane crashed in a wooded area near a dog mushing trail in a heavily wooded area.  Investigators say a post-crash fire has destroyed much of the evidence in the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.
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