ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A plane crash has killed two men in southcentral Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers tentatively identified the victims as 30-year-old Adam Norton and 31-year-old Derrick Swanson, pending final identification from the state medical examiner's office. The crash happened 10 miles north of Sutton and about 60 miles northeast of Anchorage.

The Anchorage Daily News ( reports the airplane was due back Thursday night.

The Alaska Air National Guard's Rescue Coordination Center at 9:45 p.m. took a report of the overdue aircraft.

A helicopter and C-130 from the Air National Guard's 210th and 212th rescue squadrons found the crash site at 3:35 a.m. Friday through the crashed plane's emergency signal.

Rainy weather and rough terrain is hampering a recovery.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators Friday morning were traveling to the crash site.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News,