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September 26, 2023

Husband of Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola dies in plane crash

Alaska Representative Mary Peltola's husband, James Peltola, died on March 17, 2021, when the floatplane he was in crashed in the waters near Juneau. He was 57. James Peltola was a founding member and the captain of the Juneau-based Alaskaair Taxi, which operated the plane that crashed. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause. Mary Peltola released a statement expressing her grief over the loss of her husband and thanking her friends and family for their support.