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UPDATE: Charles Hancock Killed in Plane Crash in Anchorage, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — A plane crash claimed the life of a piolt in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, according to the news article from The Anchorage Daily News.

Authorities believe Charles Hancock was killed when the plane he was flying is believed to have crashed just after takeoff at Merrill Field around 8:30 Wednesday morning.

Scene of the Accident



Charles Hancock was killed in the crash. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft, and no other injuries were reported in the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently conducting their investigation.


Aviation accidents are handled by National Transportation Safety Board officials, while your run-of-the mill car crashes are usually handled by local police. Because of this, the NTSB is heavily overburdened, and these investigations can sometimes encroach on a year in length, which essentially burns a full 365 days of the two year statute on limitations. If the NTSB finds that there was a default in the plane that caused the accident, the time at which a claim can be made is essentially halved, which is where independent investigators can both glean answers faster, as well as giving victims more time with which to make an informed decision.

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