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USA: Two days ago a plane crashed in Lake Alaska, now divers found the bodies of two men in an ill-fated plane

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The bodies of two men were recovered from a plane that was found buried in a lake Saturday, Alaska State Troopers said. Police were notified late Friday of the upside-down plane in Six Mile Lake, near the Athabascan community of Nondalton, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.

The bodies of Dave Hedgers, 58, and Aaron Fryer, 45, were found dead on the plane by a diving team, police said in an online post. No hometowns were specified.

The bodies will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage.

The National Transportation Safety Board said on social media platform X that it was investigating the crash of a Taylorcraft BC-12 aircraft near Nondalton.

According to a website that tracks aircraft details, the Taylorcraft BC-12D is a classic aircraft from the late 1940s that can reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. It features a welded steel hull, side-by-side seating, two car-style doors and steering wheels.

The BC-12D features a Continental A-50 engine and a semi-symmetrical 23000 series airfoil known for its low drag and less gentle stall characteristics. The wings consist of pressed aluminum ribs over wooden spars.

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