Joint Statement 07/31/20
Charlie Pierce, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor and Kelly Cooper, Assembly President convey great sorrow in a joint statement acknowledging the plane collision that tragically impacted two aircraft and the demise of Gary Knopp, Alaska House of Representatives – District 30. The assembly and administration express their deepest condolences to the families and friends devastated by the tragic loss of life resulting from the collision this morning near mile 91.5 Sterling Highway.
The administration also wishes to acknowledge the swift, professional activation of the area first responders on scene. The Borough administration will continue to support the response and recovery as appropriate. Media are directed to contact NTSB Public Affairs for incident information 202-314-6100.