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From: cnelk
28-May-19

cnelk's Link
This morning, when my cell phone rang it said it was a call from Palmer, AK. I knew it wasnt good news.

Last week, my Alaska buddy for the past 40 years went down to Minnesota and purchased an airplane - Cessna 170B - and flew it back to AK. His plan was to do contract flying for the Park Service

The plane crashed in Whitehorse last night. No Survivors. See link.

He was a retired Army pilot [Lieutenant Colonel] , 3 tours in Afghanistan, after retirement he worked as a safety inspector for the Natl Park Service in ANC.

I hunted with him in Alaska twice - caribou and moose - and he came down to Colorado elk hunting a couple years ago.

He was my friend

From: cnelk
28-May-19

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From: HeadHunter®
28-May-19
"" R I P "" sir! I've always had deep respect for military pilots. My condolences also to his family & close friends!

From: Rocky D
28-May-19
CNELK, sorry for your loss.

From: Trial153
28-May-19
Godspeed to your friend. Condolences to you and his family.

From: Brotsky
28-May-19
So sorry to hear this cnelk. Those are tough calls to get. Your buddy and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

28-May-19
That's a bummer. Sorry to hear it.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
28-May-19
Very sorry for your loss. RIP.

From: Scoot
28-May-19
Dang- prayers sent!

28-May-19
So sorry for your loss! RIP

From: BigOk
28-May-19
Sorry for your loss, will be thinking of you and his family.

From: APauls
28-May-19
Sorry Brad, that is very tragic.

From: Vonfoust
28-May-19
Sorry to hear Brad.

From: Grasshopper
28-May-19
Sorry to hear it, lost my brother in a similar fashion. He was a bush pilot for 25 years.

From: TreeWalker
28-May-19
Prayers. Your buddy was living life the way he wanted. Something to be said for that even when does not always work out. Gone too soon. RIP.

From: goelk
28-May-19
Sorry for your lost and family

28-May-19
RIP Sir

From: Stoneman
28-May-19
Sorry to hear about your friend Brad.

From: moe
28-May-19
prayers to his family and yours

28-May-19
Dang it that’s rough. Prayers to you and his family. And a salute to him for his service. I bet he had some awesome adventures in his lifetime. RIP

From: Whocares
28-May-19
Condolences to you,Brad. Lost my best buddy 6 yrs ago this month in a tragic way.

28-May-19
Prayers to the family and to you as well

From: Whip
28-May-19
That is terrible news. RIP to your friend and godspeed in his next journey.

From: Handle
28-May-19
So sorry to here this. Prayers to you all.

28-May-19
So sad. Sounds like he did things the way he wanted. RIP

From: Ron Niziolek
28-May-19
Sorry for your loss Brad. Much respect for your friends service.

From: Predeter
28-May-19
Sorry to hear, Cnelk. Sounds like a great friend and man.

28-May-19
Condolences to you and his family. I’m sure he would say he was glad to have known you with the time he had.

From: t-roy
28-May-19
Sorry to hear about that, Brad. May your friend RIP.

From: trkyslr
28-May-19
Sorry to hear this .. that’s rough. Take care!

From: axle2axle
28-May-19
Sorry for your loss. Tragic. Kevin

From: Stekewood
28-May-19
Aww man... Very sorry.

From: pav
28-May-19
Tragic loss cnelk. Sorry for the loss of your friend.

From: elkmtngear
28-May-19
Sorry Brad, that's terrible news!

Prayers to the Family...

From: Bowboy
28-May-19
That's terrible Brad. Sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers sent to the family.

From: cnelk
28-May-19
Thanks for the words guys. He left behind a wife and 2 grown daughters.

My son was up visiting him just last month for a week. He took him all over AK, from Kasilof up to Delta Junction. Im glad he got the tour

From: Ucsdryder
28-May-19
Sorry to hear that Brad. Sad news...

From: JTreeman
28-May-19
Sorry to hear that man.

—jim

From: luckydraw
28-May-19
Really sad news. Sorry for everyones loss!

From: Inshart
28-May-19
Wow, sorry to hear this.

I heard on the radio last week that there were 2 plane crashes in AK, distance wise they were fairly close together, within just a few days of each other.

From: Hawkeye
28-May-19
So sorry to hear this. You and his family will be in my prayers. RIP.

From: JLeMieux
28-May-19
Really sorry to hear that! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. No one wants to get a call like that.

From: Beav
28-May-19
Sorry about your loss cnelk. Prayers for his friends and family.

From: Treeline
28-May-19
Tough news for sure, Brad. Sounds like a great guy and a great friend! RIP

From: Bowbender
28-May-19
Sorry to hear that, Brad. My condolences and prayers. Sounds like a heckuva guy. Godspeed to your friend.

From: oldgoat
28-May-19
Wow, that sucks man! Sorry for your loss!

From: Rob in VT
28-May-19
Condolences to all involved.

From: Ambush
28-May-19
Tough to lose good friends. Even more so when they had so much more life to live.

From: Marty
28-May-19
Darn it, thoughts and prayers for his friends and family.

From: otcWill
28-May-19
Sorry to hear. RIP

From: Boreal
28-May-19
My condolences to all affected by this tragedy.

From: Buffalo1
28-May-19
A very tragic loss. Prayers for his family and friends.

From: Brun
28-May-19
Sorry to hear about it. RIP

From: buckfevered
28-May-19
So very sorry Brad. Condolences to you and his family.

From: JB
28-May-19
Sad news for you and his family. My condolences.

From: Franklin
28-May-19
Very sad....but your friend probably wouldn`t have wanted it any other way. It was a "good death".....going out living your dream.

From: Zebrakiller
28-May-19
Wow prayers to the family and you sir

From: cnelk
28-May-19

cnelk's Link
As more details are released, its seems that my buddy wasnt piloting the plane at the time of the crash - @ link

Thoughts and prayers to all impacted

From: T Mac
28-May-19
cnelk I’m sorry for your loss.

From: Wayniac
29-May-19
Sorry for your loss

From: Deertick
29-May-19
That’s a rough one, Brad. Sudden, too young.

From: BULELK1
29-May-19
Very sad to read this Brad

Prayers to all families, Robb

From: Mule Power
29-May-19
Sorry for your loss Brad. It sounds like his plan was coming together. What a shame.

From: deerhunter72
29-May-19
Tragedy

From: 12yards
29-May-19
Sucks when good go early. Sorry cnelk.

From: cnelk
29-May-19

cnelk's Link
Some information about the pilots. Both very distinguished and knowledgeable- see link

My buddy is the one with the moose rack

From: Dirty D
29-May-19
Sorry to hear Brad, totally sucks :(

From: TrapperKayak
29-May-19
Very sorry to hear this, may they be in God's hands, and the family comforted by friends.

From: elkster
29-May-19
I'm sorry for your loss. RIP

From: stagetek
29-May-19
Very sad. Condolences to his family and friends.

29-May-19
Condolences. That sucks.

From: Hessticles
29-May-19
Sorry for your loss cnelk!

From: Shiras42
29-May-19
Prayers to you and the families.

From: Turk
29-May-19
Wow, so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Condolences to you and his family.

From: Aubs8
29-May-19
Thinking of you and his family.

Mike

From: huntperch
29-May-19
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.

29-May-19
So sorry for your loss. I knew from the title of the post that it was not going to be good news.

29-May-19
Good friends are hard to find and harder to loose. Condolences Brad

From: SBH
29-May-19
That’s never easy. Makes a guy appreciate the day. Sorry for your loss Brad.

From: Rut Nut
31-May-19
WOW! Sorry to hear this. Not that it makes it any easier, but small plane crashes are fairly common in Alaska from what I hear. Prayers for the family and friends.

From: Hancock West
31-May-19
Sorry for your loss CNELK. Better shoot a big one for him this year.

From: Rgiesey
31-May-19
The last sentence of your post means a lot to me. Very sorry!

From: Jaquomo
01-Jun-19
Pat, thanks for setting us straight on the Bowsite rules and what it's "supposed" to be about. We are family here. Many of us know cnelk personally. We don't know shit about you and don't give a shit about you...

From: ki-ke
01-Jun-19
I read about this the other day...Very obvious both men were good ones and very well respected.

Sucks when good ones go young. Sorry for your loss Brad..

From: huntinelk
01-Jun-19
Sorry for your loss Brad. Sounds like he was a great guy and friend.

From: White Falcon
01-Jun-19
Sorry to hear.

From: Jaquomo
01-Jun-19
Pat, you seem to have a burr under your saddle for some reason, ever since you graced us with your presence. Food allergies, maybe? There's another site where you may fit in better- Archery Talk. They talk about archery, most aren't accomplished bowhunters, and the jerk quotient is much higher.

From: Ambush
01-Jun-19
Pat, in another thread you claimed to be a “devoted Christian”. Please be a better Image bearer.

From: Bowfreak
01-Jun-19
Sorry for your lost Brad. This terrible news.

From: BC
01-Jun-19
Sorry you lost your buddy Brad. Ignore the troll.

From: Bake
01-Jun-19
Just seeing this. . . . Sorry for your loss Brad

From: BIG BEAR
01-Jun-19
How horrible. Guide Jason Peterson was lost last year in a small plane crash in Alberta.... now this. Thoughts and prayers.

From: timberline53
01-Jun-19
Our heartfelt prayers are for God's comfort and peace to help you, and the families of these talented men, through your personal tragedy cnelk. For you to lose such a good friend and huntin buddy is a pain that hurts all of us and helps us appreciate those we love. Glad you have some wonderful memories to keep you smiling through your tears!

From: Shoe
01-Jun-19
I am sorry for your loss. May your pain be less in knowing we care.

From: shooter
01-Jun-19
Sorry for your loss. That really sucks, prayers for you and their families.

From: deerslayer
02-Jun-19
Real sorry to hear this Brad.

From: Old School
02-Jun-19
Tragic news. Sorry for the loss of your friend Brad.

-Mitch

From: Tjw
02-Jun-19
RIP.. Sorry for your loss. Sounds like the memories will last forever... TJW. (Bowhunting memories ) dont want to be erased..

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