ANCHORAGE, Alaska— An Era Helicopters LLC chopper pilot has been confirmed dead by the company and Alaska State Troopers Sunday. The aircraft's wreckage was found near Iliamna Sunday afternoon after it was reported missing en route to Iliamna Saturday night.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Clint Johnson says the wreckage was discovered six to eight miles southwest of Iliamna. Era Helicopters reported that the helicopter’s pilot was its only occupant.
The pilot's name will be released after authorities notify next of kin.