Rep. Peltola Announces Husband’s Tragic Death in Alaska Plane Crash – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Rep. Peltola Announces Husband’s Tragic Death in Alaska Plane Crash

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The husband of Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) died in a plane crash early Wednesday morning in Alaska, her “heartbroken” office announced in a statement.

Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr. was the only person aboard the plane, which the Federal Aviation Administration said crashed shortly after takeoff around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near St. Mary’s, Alaska.

FAA spokesperson Sarah Sulick told the Anchorage Daily News that Eugene Peltola had flown a hunter to a “remote location” about 64 miles from St. Mary’s and crashed when leaving to return. Eugene lived in Bethel—about 100 miles south of St. Mary’s.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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