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Medics, Pilot Killed in Alaska Plane Crash Remembered

Rob Cartner, RN, above, and Maddox Burts, CICP, were killed in a plane crash Friday. (MedEvac Alaska Facebook)

Two medevac workers and the pilot killed in Friday’s plane crash in Alaska were only days away from the monthlong shift with Medevac Alaska, according to a report.

Paramedic Maddox Burts and registered nurse Rob Cartner were killed, along with pilot Glen Morthorpe.

Pilot Glen Morthorpe was killed in Friday’s plane crash in Alaska. (Security Aviation Facebook)

The Anchorage Daily News reports it is currently unclear why the plane crashed, but two other air ambulance companies had declined to fly the trip because of weather concerns.

“I could go on for pages on what this team meant to both us as a company as well as co-workers and friends but the simple truth is that these two gentleman made us better, better as a company, better as providers, and better as human beings,” a Facebook post from Medevac Alaska reads.

“We ask that your well wishes and prayers are with them and their families in the upcoming days and weeks,” it continued.

Alaska State Troopers said their remains were removed from the site and were sent to the State Medical Examiner in Anchorage for positive identification.

The aircraft was a Piper PA31-350 operated by Security Aviation.