Sadly, living in Alaska means learning to live with plane crashes and death so much more often than probably anywhere else in America. Anyone who’s lived in the bush has flown those small planes. Anyone who’s lived in the bush has known someone who died in one of them. Yet we get up each day knowing that it’s the risk we take for living in a land we love. My sympathy goes out to all those families in South Carolina who lost a loved one in the Soldotna plane crash and to the family of Walter Rediske, pilot.