Updated: 11:19 a.m.
The pilot of a plane in which former state Rep. Cheryll Heinze was killed – as well as four others in the Cessna 206 that crashed while landing on Beluga Lake in Homer – were taken to the hospital in Homer to be treated for injuries.
South Peninsula Hospital spokeswoman Derotha Ferraro says the five arrived at the hospital late Tuesday. Four were treated and released, but Heinze died early Wednesday morning while being prepared for transfer to an Anchorage hospital.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the Cessna 206 with five people aboard left Anchorage, stopped in Kenai and then continued to Homer. It crashed between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m.
The 65-year-old Heinze represented Anchorage as a Republican in the state House of Representatives from 2002 to 2003.
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