Sydney Man Identified As Australian Killed In Alaska Plane Crash
Simon Bodie, a 56-year-old man from Tempe in Sydney's inner west, has been identified as one of the six people killed in the Alaskan sea plane accident.
Alaska State Troopers released the full list of people who died in the mid-air plane collision on Tuesday.
Bodie was originally reported as missing, but his death was confirmed by the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday morning.
The mid-air collision between a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 and a smaller DHC-2 Beaver is being investigated by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The 10 passengers on board the Otter plane escaped with their lives, although one was taken to hospital with critical injuries.
However, all passengers on board the Beaver, as well as pilot Randy Sullivan, 46, were killed in the crash.
The rest of the victims have been identified as Cassandra Webb, 62, from Missouri; Ryan Wilk, 39, from Utah; Louis Botha, 46, from California; and Elsa Wilk, 38, from Canada.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said it was providing consular assistance to Bodie's family.