Second person identified in Kodiak crash

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2002

KODIAK (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers have identified the second person killed in a plane crash Tuesday 30 miles west of Kodiak.

The plane, a Cessna 185 owned by C-Air of King Salmon, went down at about 5:30 p.m. near Uganik Bay. The plane was en route from King Salmon to Uganik for a hunting trip.

Troopers said Thursday the second person killed in the crash was Dr. Peter Kauer, 62, of Vienna, Austria. The other person killed was Johann Wolf, 64, of King Salmon.

The survivors were identified as pilot Alan Levinson, 37, of Naknek and passenger Frank Petzold, 26, of Germany. Petzold is Kauer's nephew. The two were visiting the Diamond Lodge which was operated by Wolf.

A man rafting in the area saw the plane go down Tuesday and made a Mayday call on his handheld radio.

A Coast Guard helicopter flying a routine mission was diverted to search for the plane and spotted it crashed in trees.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.

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