ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say a pilot died in a weekend airplane crash near Whittier.

The pilot’s name has not been released.

The Rescue Coordination Center late Saturday morning notified troopers that an emergency locator transmitter had been activated in the Whittier area.

Crews on RCC and Coast Guard helicopters found the crash site and confirmed the pilot was dead.

Troopers say their helicopter and members of Alaska Mountain Rescue Group are trying to reach the crash site to recover the pilot’s body.

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