Reprinted from KiroTV.com

SAND POINT, Alaska — The body of a man and a Seattle woman, both pilots, were found after their plane crashed Friday near Sand Point, Alaska.

On Sunday, the Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers told KIRO 7 that divers found wreckage of the ACE Air Beechcraft 1900C with two bodies inside.

The two were identified as 28-year-old Ameer Ali and 23-year-old Emily Lewis. A Lewis family spokeswoman said Lewis grew up in the Seattle area and was engaged to be married this year. Ellie Materi said the family would like people to know that Lewis “was a funny, sweet wonderful person who always loved flying.”

Lewis recently moved to Alaska to work as a pilot.

The Coast Guard said the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from the Sand Point airport.


The plane had been bound for Anchorage with a load of fish and mail.


The 28-year-old Ali grew up in New York and came to Alaska after serving as a flight mechanic in the Marines.

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