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Family killed in crash was vacationing in Alaska

7:39 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
Police and emergency personnel stand near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday July 7, 2013 at the Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska. AP PHOTO/PENINSULA CLARION, RASHAH MCCHESNEY
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A family of five from South Carolina are among the victims in an Alaska plane crash that left 10 dead.

The Antonakos family usually vacationed together in Myrtle Beach, S.C., each summer, but the father of Kimberly Antonakos says his daughter and her family decided to travel to Alaska from their home in Greenville, S.C., for 10 days this year, instead.

H. Wayne Clayton says his son-in-law Melet Antonakos sold computer software to hospitals and doctors' offices, while Kimberly shuffled the three children to their many activities. The children were 16-year-old Olivia, 14-year-old Mills and 11-year-old Anastacia.

Investigators have begun their probe into the crash of a de Havilland DHC3 Otter that went down shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday at the airport in Soldotna, about 75 miles southwest of Anchorage.


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