Update 4:30 p.m.
Skagway mourns the loss of pilot Christopher Maggio, 59, after his death in a helicopter crash outside of the Denver Glacier Friday evening.
According to Alaska State Trooper Ryan Anderson, the helicopter crashed on its way back from TEMSCO’s dog camp after a supply run, but the exact time and cause of the crash is still unknown.
A state trooper press release confirmed that Maggio’s remains were recovered at the site by the Skagway Fire Department and will be sent to the medical examiner in Anchorage for an autopsy.
A Skagway pilot was killed after a helicopter crashed near Denver Glacier early Friday evening.
The pilot’s identity has yet to be released to the public.
Alaska State Trooper Ryan Anderson said the helicopter went down on its way back from TEMSCO’s dog camp located on the Juneau Icefield. Time and cause of the crash remains unknown and will fall under the National Transportation Safety Board’s jurisdiction.
According to Anderson, a second helicopter was sent looking for the first and found the crash near the Denver Glacier. The US Coast Guard was alerted and sent assistance from Sitka on Friday at 8:26 p.m.
Search and rescue was deployed and confirmed that there were no survivors and only the pilot on board.