Two Victims from Alaska Plane Crash from Maryland

Two victims from a plane crash in Alaska were identified as from Maryland, according to the Alaska State Police.

Glenda Cambiaso, 31, and Hugo Camiaso, 65, both from North Potomac, Maryland, were killed when a single-engine turboprop plane crashed into a cliff face near Ketchikan during a sightseeing tour Thursday. The pilot and six other passengers were also killed int eh crash.

The eight passengers were from the Holland America Line ship the MS Westerdam, which set off to Alaska from Seattle on June 20, Holland America said.

Search crews reached the site of the crash near the Misty Fjords area near Ketchikan Friday, the Associated Press reported. The tentative identifications were made using the plane manifest and other records, and next of kin was notified, troopers said.

Chris John of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad told the AP that the aircraft was sitting at a steep angle and three members from his organization had to secure it so they could safely work to recover the bodies.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash. Holland America Line said in an email Friday that all Promech tours have been suspended.

Glenda Cambiaso worked for the Montgomery County Health Department as a social worker with Child Welfare Services, which is a program of Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services.


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Her supervisor said Glenda Cambiaso was well liked and loved by her co-workers, and everyone was devastated.

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