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Hageland Aviation Keeps Victims and Families of the Recent Crash in Thoughts and Prayers


April 9, 2014 - At approximately 3:56 p.m. AST on April 8, 2014, a training flight operated by Hageland Aviation with two pilots onboard and no passengers crashed 30 miles southeast of Bethel, Alaska. The wreckage was located at approximately 6:30 p.m. AST. Weather conditions were clear and calm at the time of the crash.

There are no survivors from the incident. Pilots operating the flight were Derrick Franklin Cedars, Hageland Aviation’s lead pilot in Bethel, and Greggory Edward McGee. Cedars is survived by his wife and two children, and McGee is survived by his wife.

Hageland Aviation President Jim Hickerson met with McGee’s wife last night and as of this morning was en route to meet with Cedars’ family.

Hickerson said, “When you have a family as close as ours at Hageland Aviation, you hope you never receive this sort of news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Greggory and Derrick as well as all those who have had a chance to work with them.”

Hageland Aviation is cooperating with Alaska State Troopers and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Hageland Aviation is part of the Ravn Air Group.

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