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Crash survivors airlifted to Juneau

Two survivors of a weekend plane crash near Gustavus that left four people missing are out of the hospital after being treated for minor injuries. Khyl Shummway, 22, was treated for minor bruises and exposure at Bartlett Regional Hospital, said Marijo Toner, a spokeswoman for the hospital. Benjamin Gunn, 25, suffered from hypothermia, a gash to his right leg and a bruise above his eye. Both victims were released at about 3:15 p.m. Monday The plane's pilot, Gary Ostler, and his son, Christopher Ostler, 18, both of Salt Lake City, and the pilot's brothers-in-law, Gordon and Adam Moses, of Lindon, Utah, are missing. Shummway and Gunn are Gary Ostler's sons-in-law.
Missing pilot didn't know plane was low on fuel

The pilot of a plane that crashed in Icy Strait near Gustavus last weekend didn't know he was out of fuel when the plane went down, his wife said Tuesday from Salt Lake City. Gary Ostler, 49, remains missing along with his son, Christopher Ostler, also of Salt Lake City, and his two brothers-in-law, Gordon Moses, 24, and Adam Moses, 18, of Lindon, Utah. The family in Utah fears the worst for the Moses brothers, Christa Ostler, their older sister and the pilot's wife, said Tuesday. She said she holds out more hope for the other two missing men, although she is aware the Coast Guard suspended its search for all four Monday evening.


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