Unclear when the bodies of Alaska plane crash can be restored

TALKEETNA, Alaska – Officials in Alaska’s Denali National Park say they are working to determine whether and when they can begin to try to recover the bodies of several people killed in a sightseeing plane crash.

The plane with the pilot and four Polish tourists on board crashed Saturday on a ridge near the summit of Denali, North America’s highest peak.

The crash in rough terrain, on a hanging glacier in the middle of a crevasse.

Bad weather prevented any rescue efforts to a ranger reached the area Monday. He confirmed four people had died and the fifth was missing and presumed dead.

The pilot has been identified as Craig Layson of Michigan. Park officials say the names of the four Polish passengers is not being released at the request of the Polish Embassy in Los Angeles.

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